14% of Illinois Counties Have More Voters Than Citizens of Legal Voting Age
CV NEWS FEED // There are more registered voters than citizens of legal voting age in several Illinois counties, a government watchdog group just found.
On August 6, Judicial Watch, a conservative organization that promotes integrity in government affairs, released the results of a study of voter records which found that 14% of Illinois’ counties have more voters than citizens of legal voting age. In addition, the entire state has close to 800,000 inactive voters still registered, indicating that the counties are failing to keep accurate voter records in accordance with federal law.
The group found that counties in Illinois are neglecting to maintain their voter records as required by federal law after a lawsuit against the state made registered voter records public.
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