Man proves he's not dead in Michigan, gets to vote

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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:48 PM

LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Dale Hopfinger ran into a problem while trying to vote in Michigan: He was told he was dead.

An election worker even told him that local records listed the date of his demise as Sept. 25. After some persuasion, Hopfinger says officials finally allowed him to cast a ballot last week in Lee Township.

Hopfinger tells WNEM-TV (http://bit.ly/111AHBV ) he's been working to figure out what happened, and that the Social Security Administration told him it was likely a clerical error. The 48-year-old said he plans to visit a Social Security office in Bay City on Friday to try to settle the issue.

The Associated Press left messages Thursday seeking comment from the Lee Township clerk.

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Information from: WNEM-TV, http://www.wnem.com