Data Error May Have Cancelled Almost 800 Former Inmates’ IL Voter Registrations

Illinois State Board of Elections. (SUPPLIED)

Board of Elections, Dept. Of Corrections Work to Correct Data Error

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Illinois State Board of Elections today notified 59 local election authorities that 774 former inmates of the Illinois Department of Corrections may have had their voter registrations erroneously canceled due to a data-matching error involving both agencies.

Matching based on information forwarded to the State Board of Elections incorrectly categorized the individuals as currently incarcerated when in fact they had completed their sentences and been discharged. The State Board of Elections has worked directly with . . .

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