Pennsylvania is joining a multi-state consortium that aims to preserve the integrity of every vote by preventing voters from voting in an election in more than one state. Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced this new effort today at a statewide conference of county election officials in Philadelphia. “One concern about the integrity of voter lists has always been whether someone who moves to another state could be registered and possibly cast votes in both states, which is against the law. Participating in this consortium is our best way to prevent that,” said Aichele, whose department oversees elections in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania joins with 23 other states participating in this first-of-its-kind Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program operated by Kansas at no cost to participating states.
The program, which crosschecks voter registration databases, discovered more than 5 million potential duplicate registrations last year, Aichele said. She said given the mobile society that we live in today, this program will help protect legally cast ballots and bolster public confidence in elections.