Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says that with the help of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections, his office has virtually eliminated duplicate registrations from the state’s voter registration data base.
In a release Tuesday, Husted said there were more than 340,000 duplicate registrations when he took office in Jan. 2011. Today, he said, out of about 7.7 million registered voters, there are only four remaining.
“The success our state has had cleaning up the voter rolls is one example of how we are making it easier to vote and harder (to) cheat,’’ Husted said in his release.
Husted cited the following as signs of progress that have been made: