Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Many Deceased - Still Registered To Vote

Report: 1.8M dead registered to vote

Politico -- The United States’ voter registration system is in chaos — about 24 million registrations are no longer valid and nearly 2 million dead people are still on voter rolls, according to a new report Tuesday.

Along with the one of every eight voter registrations that is not valid or has significant inaccuracies, there are 2.75 million people currently registered to vote in more than one state, the Pew Center on the States study found.

And the millions of problematic registrations aren’t the only issue — researchers estimate at least 51 million eligible U.S. citizens aren’t registered to vote. That’s nearly one in four, or 24 percent of the eligible population.

Additionally, about 12 million records have incorrect addresses, meaning it’s unlikely any mailings can reach these voters, the research in the report shows.

There also are more than 1.8 million deceased people who still have active registration on voter rolls, Pew found. And,... the outdated, inefficient systems currently in place are “not designed to keep up with deaths as they occur.” Keep reading...

Blog author's comments - This is why we need voter identification laws that are much more strict than they are now.

You can bet that there will be more than one state that ends up needing recounts in selected precincts after the 2012 election.

What are the percentages of the dead that are registered for Democrats vs. Republicans? This would be interesting to know. It seems to me it’s a very important part of the overall story.

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