The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

News

August 20, 2013

Pennsylvania joins 24-state effort to identify duplicate voters

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania has joined a multistate consortium in an effort to track duplicate voters outside state borders.

The state will be the 24th to join the program, the Pennsylvania Department of State announced Tuesday.

The program, called the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, is based in Kentucky. According to Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman, the program operates county-to-county, and similar checks already happen among counties. The program centralizes voter data from the 24 states and allows for duplication checks between counties in each.

When duplicates are found, county officials will attempt to contact the twice-registered voters to verify whether they've moved, Ruman said. If those voters can't be reached, their registration will become inactive through the next two federal elections. If they show up to vote during that window, Ruman said, they can vote and their registration will be reactivated. If they aren't reached by the end of the time limit, their registration will be canceled.

"It's not going to inhibit or prevent anyone's ability to vote," he said. "It will reduce the chances for someone to vote twice."

Ruman said he expects many of the duplicates will be people who moved and simply forgot to cancel their prior registrations.

"I think most people think it happens automatically," he said.

The program, according to a statement from the Department of State, discovered more than 5 million possible duplicates in 2012.

Pennsylvania will begin providing voter data in 2014.

1
Text Only
News
  • Budd fundraising run to pass Geisinger

    MILTON — It’s “kickstands up” tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. from LT’s Tavern on Route 405 in Milton where hundreds of motorcycles will take off on a run to raise funds for the Budds, the Ohio family whose matriarch, Sharon, recovers at Geisinger Medical Center from grave injuries suffered in a rock-throwing incident two weeks ago.

    July 25, 2014

  • eyebrows.jpg Coming Sunday: Browsing for brows

    As makeup sales soar, four tips to make your eyebrows raise others'. Coming Sunday

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Attorneys seek $28G more from Line Mountain in wrestling case

    WILLIAMSPORT — The legal fee issue between the Line Mountain School District and the Beattie family, which successfully sued the district to allow seventh-grader Audriana Beattie to participate on the all-male wrestling team, is not over.

    July 24, 2014

  • Driver to police: 'Just shoot me'

    WATSONTOWN — A Turbotville man has been charged with making terroristic threats and disturbing the peace after he allegedly threatened to shoot people in a bar and said he had a weapon.

    July 24, 2014

  • New panel of officers installed by CSIU directors

    MONTANDON — A new executive team was installed at Wednesday night’s Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit meeting, as the terms of the present leadership expired this month. Act 102 of 1970, which first created 29 IUs in Pennsylvania, requires  intermediate unit directors to elect board of director officers annually in July.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • Geisinger, Highmark deal moving ahead

    DANVILLE — A five-year extension of the contract between Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc. won’t be affected by a dispute last year over Highmark allegedly undervaluing Geisinger’s health plan and charging certain plan holders more for care at Geisinger facilities.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • Pickleball players get game on

    SUNBURY — Jan Dockey has been asking the City Council for three months to consider creating a pickleball court.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • $23 million sweep under way

    After years of finger-pointing and blame, Northumberland County officials have launched an initiative to try to collect $22.8 million in unpaid fines and restitution from what might be 14,000 cases.

    July 24, 2014

  • Mazzeo a finalist for Middletown post

    Former Sunbury police chief Steve Mazzeo is one of three finalists for the same position in a borough about 65 miles away.

    July 24, 2014

  • rundown25zope.jpg Blighted block going bye-bye in Atlas

    Nearly an entire township block in Atlas will be torn down in Mount Carmel Township, utilizing funds from Northumberland County and its Housing Authority in an effort to fight blight. Half of this block is proposed to be developed as low-income senior living units.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee
Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.