Errors on state voting forms could keep thousands from polls

The state Board of Elections has found about 45,000 inconsistent voter records, and thousands could
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The state Board of Elections has found about 45,000 inconsistent voter records, and thousands could be turned away from the polls on election day if the errors aren’t resolved.

A new database compares voter information to other government data and flags mismatches or duplicate records. That’s a requirement of the Help America Vote Act, which aims to improve voting accuracy and access for the disabled.

Board spokesman Robert Brehm says the problem generally originates with a voter incorrectly documenting a move, name change or variation in personal data. County election boards must determine who is legally registered.

Voters are notified electronically and must respond within 14 days.

Categories: Schenectady County

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