PILF Says Some Southern Illinois Counties Aren't Maintaining Voter Rolls

Sep 25, 2017

The Public Interest Legal Foundation says it placed 22 Illinois counties on notice for holding more registered voters than adult residents in their respective jurisdictions.

Letters mailed to the counties and locales in question note that it appears they are violating the National Voter Registration Act because they are not properly maintaining the voter rolls. The act requires state and local election officials to properly maintain voter rolls and ensure that only eligible voters are registered.

The 22 bloated Illinois counties according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation include Jefferson, Union, Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, White, Wabash, Clark and Shelby.

Notices have been sent to the counties seeking a variety of documents to clearly determine which jurisdictions are failing to perform basic voter list maintenance duties.

States with counties that received a notice letter are (# of counties): Kentucky (41), Michigan (32), Iowa (31), Illinois (22), Mississippi (19), Colorado (17), Texas (12), Alabama (12), South Dakota (12), Nebraska (9), Georgia (6), New York (6), West Virginia (6), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (5), California (2), Louisiana (2), Montana (2), Virginia (2), Arizona (1), Florida (1), Missouri (1), Oklahoma (1), and Washington State (1).

A listing off all jurisdictions recently given notice under the NVRA can be found, here.