CORRECTION: Grundy County could face lawsuit over voter logs
Grundy County is one of 102 counties in 11 states that have more registered voters than voting-age residents, a watchdog group alleged.
Judicial Watch compared data from the Election Assistance Commission and the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey to find counties across the country with a discrepancy between registered voters and eligible voters. Based on the results, the group sent notice-of-violation letters to 11 states, including Illinois, giving the states 90 days to respond with documentation showing that the issue has been addressed or face a lawsuit.
Under the National Voter Registration and the Help America Vote acts, states must have a program in place to regularly maintain voter registration records. This maintenance includes removing any registered voters who have passed away, relocated, or been convicted of a crime that strips their right to vote. Further, states must ensure that no non-citizens are registered to vote.
“Dirty election rolls can mean dirty elections,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “These 11 states face possible Judicial Watch lawsuits unless they follow the law and take reasonable steps to clean up their voting rolls of dead, moved, and non-citizen voters.”
Editor's note: The original version of this story printed in the May 5th print edition of the Will County Gazette incorrectly identified the county included on the notice-of-violation letter as Will County. Will County was not included on the notice This has been corrected.