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Secretary of State says he’s allowing voters to purge voter rolls
Jon Husted is asking voters who've moved within the state or moved out of state to cancel their registration
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES
This story is part of a special series.


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Jo Ingles
 

A group called Judicial Watch, affiliated with the Tea Party backed national organization True The Vote, is suing Ohio’s Secretary of State Jon Husted.

The group wants a court order to force Husted to purge voter rolls in the buckeye state. The group says the current voter rolls contain the names of dead people and people who’ve left Ohio.

Husted explains to Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, that he’s already taking steps to reduce the number of people on the rolls with incorrect addresses.

Husted on voter rolls

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Ingles Q and A with Husted

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“And by doing that, we can eliminate hundreds of thousands of duplicate or expired registrations from the rolls which will make sure the integrity of the process is more secure so we don’t have people casting a ballot on behalf of those people either intentionally or accidentally. And at the same time, we can reduce the costs because no longer local boards of elections have to send them mailings letting them know where their polling locations are.”

Husted says this will give voters the opportunity to make the changes themselves. He says that will make sure the state doesn’t run the risk of removing someone who is legitimately registered to vote. Husted believes there are at least 70,000 voters who no longer live in Ohio and several hundred thousand voters who have moved within Ohio. 

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