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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Incident: Files Of 150,000 Voters Missing 

Whatever you do, don't let that 500 pound cabinet out of your sight.

Apparently a half-ton filing cabinet containing records of 150,000 voters in Colorado has "gone missing". It didn't walk away, but might have been misplaced when the Denver Election Commission moved offices. So if you see a lonely, lost filing cabinet, give them a call.

All Headline News - Files Of 150,000 Voters Missing - June 13, 2006:

Files Of 150,000 Voters Missing

June 11, 2006 8:38 a.m. EST

Mary K. Brunskill - All Headline News Contributor

Denver, Colorado (AHN) - Police were notified Saturday that records containing personal information on over 150,000 voters are missing at Denver election offices, and officials are investigating to find whether the files were lost, moved or stolen.

A 500-pound cabinet containing microfilmed voter registration files from 1989 to 1998, which contained voters' Social Security numbers, addresses and other personal information, disappeared in February when the commission moved to new offices.

Officials were not aware the records were missing until June 1 and the Denver Election Commission is trying to determine why officials did not learn the files were missing earlier, the AP reports.

Commission spokesman Alton Dillard told the Rocky Mountain News in Saturday's edition, 'We will get to the bottom of it.'

Dillard said staffers are searching the commission's new and old offices and its warehouse and employees of the moving company are being questioned.

Thanks to a correspondent from Vancouver, who led me to Interesting People, which linked to Hard To Do Any Worse, which in turn persuaded me to click on All Headline News.

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