Ross Goldstein, Board of Elections deputy administrator in Silver Spring Md., apologizes for error in ballot summary

5:47 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- Same sex marriage may be one of the most controversial questions on the Maryland ballot.

So how could the Spanish explanation of Question 6 be so wrong?

Two native Spanish speakers, one a translator certified by the Organization of American States, says the ballot summary of the marriage equality question mailed out to voters in the last few weeks substitutes the word "which" for the word "to,"  and could have people voting exactly the opposite way that they intend.

Ross Goldstein, deputy administrator of the Board of Elections, apologizes for the mistake. But he says the wording on the ballot is correctly translated. And he says that's the last thing people will see before casting their vote.










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