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St. Louis County to Purge Voter Rolls

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CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) - St. Louis County is looking to clean up its voter rolls ahead of next year’s elections.

Dead people and dogs have shown up on voter rolls in other parts of the metropolitan area, but St. Louis County Director of Elections Rita Days says that won’t happen in St. Louis County.

“We have people who go through each one of these registrations to make sure we have the registered information and we have the comparison,” she says.

Election workers will compare signatures on all 710,000 registered voters with signatures already on file. Days says they also cross check the list with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to make sure only the living show up on election day.

An activist in East St. Louis, Ill. argued this month that more than 5,200 people are illegally registered to vote in the struggling city. Matthias Hawkins wants a federal judge to order county or state officials to run East St. Louis elections.

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