New York City removes 441,038 names from voter rolls
New York City removed 440,000 names from its voter rolls and will enter into a settlement with the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The organization filed a federal lawsuit in July under the National Voter Registration Act, saying the city had removed only 22 names over the last six years.
As part of the settlement, NYC will cancel registrations in accordance with the National Voter Registration Act in odd-numbered years following a federal election.
Judicial Watch wanted NYC to complete what’s called voter list maintenance. That’s when registrations are canceled for people who do not respond to an address inquiry and do not vote in two federal elections. It’s done in an effort to remove names of people who have passed away or moved so their registration can’t be used fraudulently.
According to the New York State board of Elections, the city had 5.2 million registered voters as of November 1st of this year.