Via Detroit Free Press:

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.

“It’s a mistake,” Winfrey said Monday. “People make mistakes. International made such. I saw it Saturday. I called them.”

She said people are making much ado about nothing regarding the erroneous dates.