TOPEKA – Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach today announced that the state of Nevada is the 25th state to join the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.
“Keeping our voter rolls clean and up to date is a goal that all Americans can agree on, regardless of region or political party,” said Kobach. “I am delighted that Nevada has become the 25th state to participate in this interstate crosscheck project.”
The crosscheck program compares voter registration records annually among the participating states to identify duplicate registrations and double votes. It is a tool states can use to maintain clean, current and accurate voter lists and to fight voter fraud.
“This project allows participating states to track and detect the crime of double voting. In 2012, for example we discovered numerous people who voted in Kansas as well as in another state,” Kobach said.
The program began in 2005 as an agreement between four Midwestern states – Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Over the years the project has grown to its present size encompassing half of the United States. The four original states comprised approximately 9 million registration records. With the addition of Nevada there will be more than 90 million voter registration records in the database to compare in 2014.
“As Nevada’s elections chief, I take my responsibility seriously to uphold fair, honest and accessible elections,” said Miller. “The crosscheck program helps Nevada continue to maintain clean voter rolls by removing duplicate names.”
The 25 participating states are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia.
—Story and pictures via immediate Press Release from the office of the Kansas Secretary of State