True The Vote Commends The Virginia State Board of Elections' Effort To Maintain Voter Rolls

Aug 10, 2012, 14:04 ET from True The Vote

HOUSTON, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True The Vote (TTV), a nonpartisan election integrity organization, today commended the Virginia State Board of Elections for its recent decision to make certain that the Commonwealth's voter rolls are accurate prior to the November General Election.

"This will go a long way to improve faith in our voting system and set a good example for others to follow," True The Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. "The Commonwealth of Virginia's recent decision to purchase the Social Security Administration's Death Master File is the optimal tool necessary to affirm that the deceased will not have ballots waiting for them on November 6th. Every legal action that state and local authorities can take to improve our election system builds confidence in the process – voter list maintenance is the keystone to election integrity."

Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (aka Motor Voter) of 1993 requires election officials to conduct a reasonable effort to maintain voter registration lists free from dead voters, ineligible voters and voters who have moved away. True The Vote recently gave legal notice to 160 counties in 19 states regarding their potential violation of Section 8 – holding more than 100 percent voter registration.   

"Voter list maintenance can be a difficult and demanding process, but we must make certain that it continues," Engelbrecht argued. "State and local authorities with limited resources wishing to follow Virginia's lead can count on True The Vote's national network of volunteers."

True The Vote (TTV) a nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization focused on preserving election integrity is operated by citizens for citizens, to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral process. TTV empowers organizations and individuals across the nation to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters, regardless of their political party affiliation. For more information, please visit

SOURCE True The Vote