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The Miami-Dade Elections Department has purged from its voter roll the name of a woman who died in 2010 but was recently sent a ballot to vote in a special referendum in Miami Lakes.
After learning on Tuesday about the ballot sent to Belén Alvarez Vásquez, county officials contacted the state’s Division of Elections, which is responsible for comparing names on the statewide voter database with deaths reported to the state’s Health Department.
The Division of Elections hadn’t previously found Alvarez Vasquez’s name in the Health Department’s death records because of a mismatch in how her last name was recorded by the agencies. The voter rolls used both of her last names while the Health Department only used the last name “Vasquez,” said Chris Cate, a spokesman for the state’s Division of Elections.