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ACLU seeks info on purging of Pa. voter rolls



Published: Tue, March 25, 2014 @ 3:24 p.m.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A civil-rights group is raising questions about Pennsylvania’s participation in a national program designed to help cull voters with duplicate registrations in different states.

Witold Walczak of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania voiced concern today about the lack of information from state officials about how they’ll oversee the purging of voter rolls under the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.

In a letter to Secretary of State Carol Aichele, Walczak says he wonders whether the state would relax its standards for identifying and removing duplicate registrations.

State Department spokesman Ron Ruman says the state will obey federal laws requiring written notices and waiting periods before anyone’s registration is purged and barring purges within 90 days of any election.

Ruman says officials are only now making plans for the program.


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1JoeFromHubbard(1119 comments)posted 9 months ago

That sounds like a badly needed program.
One state, one vote.
Photo ID required.

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2DwightK(1300 comments)posted 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Joe, the ACLU is concerned about how the rolls will be cleaned up. No one is disputing that it needs to be done.

And no, ID should not be a requirement for voting. I've never gone to the polls and seen that someone else has signed my name in the log.

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3JoeFromHubbard(1119 comments)posted 8 months, 4 weeks ago

@ DwightK :

You're right, you'll probably not see your name more than once in your local polling place.

It may appear elsewhere which is why photo ID is a good requirement.

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