Cohoes Redistricting Mapping Problem Nixes Council Candidacy?

Jordan Carleo-Evangelist reports in today’s Times Union that a redistricting mapping error in 2011 mistakenly placed a city council candidate’s home in the wrong ward, possibly because the name of her street changes after it crosses Johnston Avenue.

This is a redistricter’s worst nightmare. And a lesson to always check, check and check before enacting a new plan.

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