Town Census Misprint Confuses Voters Who are Registered
Braintree's annual census began arriving at homes this past weekend.
Town Clerk Joe Powers is seeking to reassure Braintree residents that even though Town Census forms mailed to them last week do not contain an asterisk indicating their voter registration, they may actually be registered.
An error at the printing office led to all census forms being mailed without the asterisks, which the form says note whether someone is registered to vote or not.
Powers said his office was flooded with concerned residents earlier this week, but that people should not be concerned – if they have registered, they are still in the system as such.
Elsewhere on the form there is a column for political affilitation. If that column has any letter next to a resident's name, that also means they are registered, Powers said.
The error "does not change anything they need to do," Powers said.
Census forms began arriving at Braintree homes Saturday.