Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Voter Rolls Are Rife With Inaccuracies

Decentralized and paper-based voter registration is prone to error, according to a new report. Eric Thayer for The New York Times

Voter Rolls Are Rife With Inaccuracies, Report Finds -- New York Times

WASHINGTON — The nation’s voter registration rolls are in disarray, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Center on the States. The problems have the potential to affect the outcomes of local, state and federal elections.

One in eight active registrations is invalid or inaccurate. At the same time, one in four people who are eligible to vote — at least 51 million potential voters — are not registered.

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My Comment: The numbers are staggering .... but heh .... this has been going on for years, and no one wants to tighten it up.

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