Pa. checks potential duplicate voter registrations

Tens of thousands of registered voters may soon be asked to verify that Pennsylvania is their residence or risk being purged from its voter rolls.

State elections officials said Wednesday they are in the process of sending lists to county elections officials of nearly 43,000 Pennsylvania voters who apparently have registered more recently in other states.

The county officials will notify individual voters to verify their state of residence. Those who do not respond and do not vote in the next four years could be removed from Pennsylvania’s rolls.

Pennsylvania is one of 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program, in which voters lists are compared to ensure accuracy and reduce duplicate registrations. It’s run by the state of Kansas at no cost to the other states.

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