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12K+ Removed From State's Voter Registration List

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Courtesy of MotherJones.com
Courtesy of MotherJones.com

MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - Over 12-thousand people have been removed from Wisconsin’s voter registration list.

That’s after their personal information was not identical on the various government databases – and they did not respond to two requests by mail to straighten things out.

The state Government Accountability Board spent the last year-and-a-half confirming almost 800,000 voters who registered from January of 2006 through August of ’08. All but about 70,000 names had the proper matches – and the board and the Milwaukee Election Commission tried twice to reach those people.

Officials said 12,431 people did not respond either time, so their registrations are no longer valid. Some have raised concerns that those people voted illegally. But Reid Magney of the accountability board said no one on the list tried to vote in the September primaries.

Those recently removed can still vote next Tuesday, but they’ll have to re-register at the polls. In the meantime, you can go online to see if you’re registered. The address is VPA.WI.Gov. Leave the WWW out.

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