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Detroit billboards give wrong election date

posted at 9:08 am on August 13, 2013 by

Sometimes, nothing goes right:

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Billboards advertising the city’s upcoming general election sent the wrong message to residents over the weekend.

Many of the 14 billboards gave a September date for the city’s general election. The election actually is Nov. 5.

City Clerk Janice Winfrey said the billboards — 11 purchased by the city and three given as a bonus from International Outdoor, which manages the billboards — were updated Saturday with information about the city’s general election.

Given what Detroit’s elections have produced over the last few decades, perhaps this qualifies as a public-service announcement.

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They need the ballots in by the 2nd so they can be appropriately changed by the 5th.

Flange on August 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM

… plus you have go to Epcot to vote.

SickofLibs on August 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Voter suppression or something.

Resist We Much on August 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM

The billboards must have been put up by Republicans attempting to suppress the black vote. I mean, there may not be any Republicans serving in the Detroit government, but who else are people going to blame?

J.S.K. on August 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

This is why I just don’t understand how a great city like Detoilet is in such terrible shape.

Does 0bama know of this?

jukin3 on August 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Janice Winfrey just got qualified for a higher up position in King Barky the Incompetents cabinet or a czarmanship. That’s some crazy outside the box thinking.

jukin3 on August 13, 2013 at 11:32 AM

And remember vote early, vote often.

onomo on August 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Where did they get the money for the billboards?

Bitter Clinger on August 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Where did they get the money for the billboards?
Bitter Clinger on August 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM

They sold some copper wiring.

Another Drew on August 13, 2013 at 1:07 PM