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Registrar Responds To Claims San Diego Has More Registered Voters Than Are Eligible


Credit: Michael Schuerman

Above: A "vote here" sign hangs above the door at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office in Kearny Mesa on May 31, 2014.

Registrar Responds To Claims San Diego Has More Registered Voters Than Are Eligible


Michael Vu, Registrar of Voters, San Diego County


The conservative Washington D.C.-based non-profit Judicial Watch is accusing San Diego County of not doing enough to keep track of who should be allowed to vote.

The group claims 11 California counties have thousands more total registered voters than they have adults over the age of 18. They also claim San Diego County has the largest discrepancy.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla tweeted the group is using, "Bad math. Flawed methodology," but Judicial Watch said it may sue to get more detailed voter data.

San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said, "I think what is troublesome with Judicial Watch's method is that they added a population known as the 'inactive voters' to the active population."

Vu said the Registrar of Voters is legally required to track "inactive voters." This group includes people who have moved or have not voted in the last four years and are kept on the "inactive voter" list because they have not responded to mailed requests for information from the Registrar.

Vu discussed the claims Friday on Midday Edition.

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