FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2012
Election Integrity Maryland today is submitting 828 challenges to the Baltimore County Board of Elections over irregularities in the voter rolls, including duplicate registrations, invalid addresses, and deceased voters who remain on the rolls. A total of 1,700 County voter registrations have been reviewed so far.
Despite assertions by the Maryland State Board of Elections that voter registration records are kept up-to-date, the non-partisan watchdog group Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) has discovered names of deceased voters in Baltimore County who remain on the voter rolls, as well as names of voters who have moved or who have duplicate registrations.
Similar irregularities were discovered by EIM in Montgomery County last February, and challenges were filed then as well. EIM plans to submit more challenges in other counties in the near future.
According to EIM president Cathy Kelleher, “We are pleased to assist the Board of Elections by submitting these challenges. By law, the Board is required to keep registration records current. Our work is intended to help with that effort.”
Kelleher anticipates that the Baltimore County officials will respond in a timely manner.
EIM was formed to promote public confidence in the integrity of local, state and federal elections in the State of Maryland. The non-partisan, non-profit group conducts research into public voter registration records, and also trains Poll Watchers according to guidelines issued by the State Board of Elections.
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Contact: Catharine Trauernicht