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Voter Records List 73-Year-Old Bronx Woman's Age As 164

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - A 73-year-old Bronx woman has discovered her official voter registration card lists her birth year as 1850, aging her by a whopping 91 years.

Luz Pabellon tells the New York Post she's been voting for years but never knew city Board of Elections records misstated her age by nearly a century.

Election officials tell the newspaper origins of the mix-up can be traced to 1978, when Pabellon registered to vote, listing ``18+'' in the date-of-birth section of her voting card.

Years later, the board entered those cards electronically and Pabellon's birthdate was somehow entered in as 01/01/1850 by default.

Pabellon, a registered Democrat, was actually born in 1941.

Some officials tell the Post they worry that election records might similarly misstate voters' birth years.

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