LEE TWP. (AP) – Dale Hopfinger ran into a problem while trying to vote in Michigan: He was told he was dead.

An election worker even told the 48-year-old that local records listed the date of his demise as Sept. 25. After some persuasion, Hopfinger says officials finally allowed him to cast a ballot last week in Lee Township.

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Hopfinger told WNEM-TV he’s been working to figure out what happened, and that the Social Security Administration told him it was likely a clerical error.

“The way she was saying was it was probably just a typing error on the Social Security Number is all it was, she’s thinking,” he said.

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Hopfinger said he plans to settle the issue at Social Security office in Bay City.

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