PILF Files Third Voter List Maintenance Complaint in Hennepin County, MN Over Duplicate Registrations

Published On: September 28th, 2022

Hennepin County has the most duplicate registrations of any county in Minnesota.

(Minneapolis, MN) – September 28, 2022: Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation is filed complaint in Hennepin County against a county official who has failed to remove duplicate registrations from the county voter roll.

Under the Help America Vote Act, or HAVA, states are required to implement a computerized statewide voter registration list that is accurate and eliminates duplicate registrations. This is the third of six complaints we will be filing in Minnesota counties this week.

Available government records indicate that there are 334 people on Hennepin County’s voter roll that appear to have two voter registration numbers, despite having the same year of birth and address. Hennepin County has the most duplicate registrations of any Minnesota county.

“Hennepin County is having a problem detecting and removing duplicate voter registrations,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “Every duplicate registration represents an opportunity for a person to vote twice. Not only is Hennepin County required to remove duplicate registrations by federal law, but accurate voter rolls also ensure that people can have confidence in their elections.”

James Dickey of the Upper Midwest Law Center serves as local counsel.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated wholly to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections. PILF has brought lawsuits and won victories in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the United States.


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