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Local Registrars Could Drop Voters from the Rolls

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CHESTERFIELD - Larry Haake is the General Registrar for the state's fourth largest voting district, Chesterfield County.

He says for the first time ever the State Board of Elections compared voter lists with other states to identify voters who may be registered elsewhere.

"Out of that came a list of names that were found in some other states and it was pushed out to the localities to deal with," he says.

In Chesterfield alone more than 2,000 names were on the list with close to 200 that Haake says didn't belong.

Chesterfield decided to take no action with the list until after the November election, but he says the same is not true for other localities.

"It's already happened. There are localities that they canceled and the voter was living in their locality. That's already happened," Haake says.

The State Board of Elections sent to 8News what they called a Rumor Buster Crosscheck.

In the document, it says they told the General Registrars to carefully review all data provided to ensure any cancellations are done properly and based on accurate information.

At least one Registrar says that's not how he understood the list.

 

"State Board was authorized to do this," he says. "They did it and presented it to us as if it was a tested, proven system and it's not."

 

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