Report: Dead Ohioans on voter registration rolls

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A Dayton television station says thousands of dead people remain on Ohio voter-registration rolls and in a few cases are listed as having voted in the state's March primary even though they were already dead.

WHIO-TV reported Thursday that it found 3,856 dead people registered to vote in Montgomery and surrounding counties. The station says it also found dead people registered in Florida, Georgia, California and Pennsylvania.

Montgomery County Board of Elections director Steve Harsman says names are purged from voter-registration rolls once elections officials are notified of deaths by local or state agencies.

He says the names can stay on the lists if a person dies and elections officials aren't notified. He says, in most cases, a dead person listed as voting is human error, not voter fraud.

Information from: WHIO-TV

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