County clerks work furiously to fix redistricting errors

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CHIPPEWA FALLS (WEAU) -- County clerks across the state are working overtime as they race to correct mistakes on the voter rolls created by redistricting.

As lines are redrawn and district sizes and boundaries are changing, county clerks are finding discrepancies between their maps and the state's. And that means a lot of extra work to do before the next primary.

Before voters can head to the polls for February primaries, county clerks like Sandi Frion have a lot of work to do.

“Our goal is to make sure people show up in the right polling locations and show up in the correct poll books,” she says.

For that to happen, Frion spends a lot of time pouring over these maps. In Chippewa County, it's especially difficult, because the size of the county board has been cut in half from 29 to 15 supervisory districts

“There are a lot of modifications to make sure all of the boundary lines are equal and to make sure everybody shows up correctly in all of the districts,” she says.

Frion tells us sometimes newer homes in recently formed developments or homes in cul-de-sacs are shown in completely different places on the map, than they are in reality.

“Then we have to go in and match, there's a lot of cross referencing,” Frion explains.

So do voters even know that all of this is happening? “No I didn't know that, no I don't really know anybody who said anything about it,” Chippewa Falls resident Jennifer Scott tells us.

Frion says by the time primaries are held in February voter rolls should be correct, voters just need to know where they are voting and what to bring.

“The biggest thing for voters with all the new laws out there, the photo ID law, make sure they bring their photo, double check that they have the correct polling location, we're going to try and make it as smooth as possible for voters,” Frion says.

In Eau Claire County your polling place will not change unless you live in the city of Eau Claire. In that case you should expect to receive a post card telling you where to vote sometime later this month. You can visit Voter Public Access by

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