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How do I correct a venue error on a Notary certificate?

I recently moved to a new county within my state. This morning, I inadvertently entered the wrong county on an acknowledgement. Can I correct this? — T. F., Wyoming

Yes, you may make the correction if you have the document with the error.  Draw a single line through the error, write in the name of the correct county and initial and date the correction. Never use correction fluid or tape when making a correction. 

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