Man goes to vote and told he’s listed dead


MIDLAND COUNTY, Mich. — Dale Hopfinger is a patriot. He feels it’s his duty to go to the polls. It’s something he’s done every election here at Lee Township Hall in Midland County since 2003.

Imagine the surprise when he showed up to the polls on Nov. 4 ready to cast his ballot once again, and was told he couldn’t.

“Said, no he’s deceased, so he can’t vote,” Hopfinger told WNEM.

But even with his identification in hand proving who he was, a poll worker told him township records show that he was dead. In fact, they claimed he died on Sept. 25.

Eventually he convinced the township clerk he was in fact alive, and they allowed him to vote.

Hopfinger said there was a lot of confusion walking into Lee Township Hall and finding out he was dead. He said he is now working on finding the source…

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