The NC State BoE has prepared a 4 page statement regarding 112 year old voters here in NC. You can read it in it’s entirety at this link;
I’ve pulled out a few sections of it and addressed their statements 1 by 1. Their statement is in RED, Mine is in BLUE TEXT.
Clarification on Same Day Registration Process and the Handling of Legacy Voters
Written by Veronica Degraffenreid – Elections Liaison NC State BoE
Are there really 112 year old voters on the State’s Voter Rolls?
Over the past several days, the State Board of Elections has answered numerous inquiries concerning alarming reports that there are 112 years old on the voter rolls and many of them have already voted in the 2012 General Election. Are these reports accurate? No. The facts are that prior to the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), there was no requirement in North Carolina law for a voter registration applicant to provide his or her date of birth. After the enactment of NVRA, North Carolina law was changed to require voter registration applicants to provide their full date of birth. Prior to this change a mere 20 years ago, while most registered voters had provided their date of birth, many had not. Since these “legacy” registered voters registered prior to the new requirement, our county boards of elections do not have these voters’ accurate date of birth. Instead, these voters were given a “legacy” birth date. The most common legacy birth date is 01/01/1900, hence the reason why certain voters appear to be at least 112 years old. This default date was chosen so these “legacy” voters would be obvious within the database to allow the county boards to take measures to ascertain these voters’ correct birth date.
Over the past 19 years, the State Board of Elections and the county boards of elections have taken steps to reduce the number of “legacy” dates of birth in our system. For example:
The State Board of Elections has crosschecked voter records against the DMV customer records.
County Boards have updated legacy records as they receive voter changes and updates.
Since a voter’s age is listed on the voter lists on Election Day, if a voter or a precinct official notices a age discrepancy, the voter is given the opportunity to correct this information.
The NC STATE BoE is WRONG and/or LYING HERE: According to NC Law, the actual NC General Statute, NCGS 163-82.4, section (e), they are REQUIRED to correct this data:
“(e) Correcting Registration Forms. – If the voter fails to complete any required item on the voter registration form but provides enough information on the form to enable the county board of elections to identify and contact the voter, the voter shall be notified of the omission and given the opportunity to complete the form at least by 5:00 P.M. on the day before the county canvass as set in G.S. 163‑182.5(b). If the voter corrects that omission within that time and is determined by the county board of elections to be eligible to vote, the board shall permit the voter to vote. If the information is not corrected by election day, the voter shall be allowed to vote a provisional official ballot. If the correct information is provided to the county board of elections by at least 5:00 P.M. on the day before the county canvass, the board shall count any portion of the provisional official ballot that the voter is eligible to vote.”
Some county Boards have attempted to contact legacy voters to ask for their correct birth day.
They have had over 3 years to contact these “Legacy Voters” and Ms. Myrick, along with many other individuals such as myself, HAS alerted them in years past.
Again, these voters are not 112 years old, they are simply “legacy” voters from whom we do not have their correct date of birth.
Then according to NCGS 163-82.4, the BoE’s should have the voters submitting ‘Provisional Ballots’
Now, onto item 2 —— I stumbled across a disturbing PowerPoint slide show that the NC State BoE used for training the local NC Departments of Social Services. I’ve pulled just a couple of slides, one that disturbed me, the other that shows that a “DATE OF BIRTH” is Required Info.
Here’s a link to the full Powerpoint Slide Show.
Are they encouraging DSS employees to NOT VERIFY potential voters?
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Second Day of November in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Twelve.