Voter Registration

Brand-new PA House member faces AG investigation

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Elections, Local News, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, Uncategorized, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the Ortitay campaign.

One newly-elected member of PA’s House of Representatives is facing an investigation by the state attorney general’s office. The complaint alleges that Jason Ortitay did not live at the address he declared on his voter registration form. The local district attorney has referred the case to the AG’s office, perhaps because of contributions to the candidate.

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Obama program puts noncitizens on voter rolls

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Elections, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

PROTEST TODAY, VOTE TOMORROW: Illegal immigrants are using the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program to register to vote in North Carolina.

With early voting starting Thursday, North Carolina’s election board found 154 ineligible voters on its poll lists — and officials are examining thousands more questionable registrations.

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E-signatures just one concern, election integrity advocate says

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Virginia, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

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The acceptance of electronic or e-signatures on voter registration forms from third parties poses risks, but there’s a lot more to be worried about leading up to Nov. 4, says one election integrity advocate.

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No ID? Maryland gins up voters, and potential fraud

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Elections, Maryland, News  /  No Comments

HMM: A new report warns of $30 million in charter school fraud, but leaves out district fraud.

Lowering the bar for voting while raising the opportunity for fraud, a Maryland task force wants to “modernize” the state’s online registration process — and much more.

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Voter integrity questioned by ‘challenged voters’ in Vermont

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  Elections, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

GAPS IN SYSTEM: A new report found 308,000 people were simultaneously registered to vote in Virginia and other states.

In part one of this Watchdog.org feature on election integrity in Vermont, Linda Chagnon, a member of the Board of Registration of Voters in Burlington, explained ways in which unregistered voters are being allowed to vote in local and federal elections. In part two of our interview, Chagnon discusses how mismanagement of “challenged” voters creates the potential for additional voter fraud.

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VT voter registration official: ‘I just want things fair and honest’

By   /  June 18, 2014  /  Elections, Fraud, News, Politics & Elections, Transparency, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

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As campaign season heats up, voters are looking for candidates who will perform the duties of elected office with honesty and integrity. No less important, voters want the election process itself to be marked by the same integrity. Burlington voter registration watchdog Linda Chagnon says election officials face challenges in ensuring that only registered voters vote in elections.

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