More Evidence Surfaces – Voter Registration is Broken and Needs to Be Fixed

The Pew Research Center did a study on voter registration and what they found is quite disturbing, including illegal aliens voting and 2.7 million people who are registered in two or more states. The ability to commit voter fraud is not the only problem. A secondary issue is the cost of registering and keeping a database on voters. In Oregon, that cost is $7.67 per transaction.

In Canada they spend just 35 cents In Canada, 93% of all eligible voters are registered. Pew found that in the United States, 51 million eligible voters are not registered. Perhaps we should study what they are doing and copy it.

From Pew Trusts

In Approximately 24 million—one of every eight—voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.

In More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters. In Approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state/

Our democratic process requires an effective system for maintaining accurate voter registration information. Voter registration lists are used to assign
precincts, send sample ballots, provide polling place information, identify and verify voters at polling places, and determine how resources, such as paper ballots and voting machines, are deployed on Election Day. However, these systems are plagued with errors and inefficiencies that waste taxpayer dollars, undermine voter confidence, and fuel partisan disputes over the integrity of our elections.

Voter registration in the United States largely reflects its 19th-century origins and has not kept pace with advancing technology and a mobile society. States’ systems must be brought into the 21st century to be more accurate, cost-effective, and efficient.

It should be noted that many of the reforms suggested by Pew Trusts would make it harder for illegals to vote and possibly eliminate some of the voter fraud in certain areas but could drastically increase it in others.

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