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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:14 pm | Updated: 10:16 am, Wed Aug 29, 2012.

The Pima County Elections Department has sent out about 190,000 yellow postcards to remind voters of their precinct numbers, polling places and the need to bring identification to their polling places when they vote in the Aug. 28 primary election.

“It has just come to my attention that that card has one wrong thing on it,” Elections Director Brad Nelson said. “It talks about this coming Tuesday being a general election and it is not that. It is a primary.

“Everything else on the card – where a person is supposed to go to vote, the date of the election, the person’s name, their mailing address, everything else is fine.”

Nelson said that the postcard is not required by law. Pima County sends out the cards as a courtesy, he said.

The primary election to select local, state and congressional candidates for the 2012 general election is Tuesday, Aug. 28. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Poll workers have been informed about the error on the postcards and have been instructed to accept the cards as one of the pieces of identification that a voter may bring to the polls.

“All the other information on there is accurate and pertinent for next Tuesday’s election,” Nelson said.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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