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Wis election board working on redistricting issues

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The board that oversees elections in Wisconsin is working with municipalities to solve a problem in the state's redistricting process.

According to the Government Accountability Board, some local staff and clerks contacted them about "anomalies" between census data and the actual municipal boundaries and geography.

That's because census data is accurate to about 50 meters, which can be enough for a house to appear in the wrong district.

GAB spokesman Reid Magney says they are working with municipalities to assign people to the right districts. He expects the issues to be ironed out by the Feb. 21 spring primary.

He tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he can only provide limited information on the problem because they could affect ongoing lawsuits over the maps drawn by Republican lawmakers last year.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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