Voter roll database reveals hundreds of thousands of errors across the country.
(Washington, DC) – February 27, 2023: Today, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is launching a new interactive website tool that allows individuals to see historical errors in states’ voter rolls. These errors include individuals registered twice at the same address, deceased individuals who have not been removed from the voter roll, individuals registered in multiple states, and people registered at commercial addresses.
The database reveals states’ voter rolls are filled with errors, including:
- Over 317,000 deceased registrants on the voter rolls
- Over 449,000 interstate duplicates, meaning individuals are registered to vote in more than one state
- Over 54,000 same address duplicate voter registrations
Individuals can now click on each state to see the statistics on the errors in its voter roll and more information on reports and PILF’s litigation to force election officials to clean up the rolls.
“We hope this interactive database will draw attention to the to the hundreds of thousands of errors in the voter rolls,” said PILF President, J. Christian Adams. “Every error in the voter rolls is a vulnerability in our elections that can lead to fraud and abuse. Election officials must do their job and keep accurate voter rolls.”
Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, states are required to “conduct a general program that makes a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists of eligible voters.”
The Foundation’s litigation in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina, and Minnesota have successfully forced election officials in these states to follow federal law and clean up the voter rolls as described in the map. PILF is litigating with Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, for failing to remove more than 25,000 deceased registrants from the state’s voter roll.
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, Delaware, and across the United States.