Court Orders Kentucky to Clean Up Its Act: No More Ineligible Voters
A federal judge ordered the state of Kentucky to clean up its voter registration list in order to abide by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) Monday.
U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, in conjunction with Judicial Watch and the Department of Justice (DOJ), signed a consent decree that prompted Kentucky to remove names of people who were ineligible to vote due to residency or death.
The consent decree required Kentucky to increase transparency by creating an implementable comprehensive plan. The plan must include several measures like Kentucky providing “Sources of information used regularly,” “List of registrants to whom notices have been sent,” and “A detailed description of any role that local election officials may play in list maintenance activities,” according to Judicial Watch.
Judicial Watch sued the state in November 2017 as 48 counties in Kentucky had more registered voters than citizens over 18 years old, according to a Monday Judicial Watch press release. Judicial Watch added that Kentucky refused to comply with federal law by not releasing registration-related records.