|Posted:||March 9, 2017 01:28 PM|
|From:||Senator Kim L. Ward|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Election Integrity Legislation|
|I am introducing legislation to require an external performance audit of the Pennsylvania Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE system) and the process by which voter registrations records are entered and maintained.
SURE is the centralized voter registration and election management system designed to secure the accuracy and integrity of the Commonwealth's voter registration records. The job of entering new voter registrations and the maintenance of voter registration records fall to each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties.
Under current statute, the Department of State has the authority to audit the registration records of county election offices. While I have been told by the department it does work to ensure that county voter registration commissions are generating mandated list notices and applications are being properly processed and updated prior to the close of registration deadlines, no comprehensive external audit of the SURE system itself has ever been done.
The Auditor General would be task to perform the audit to:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my legislative director, Geri Sarfert at (717) 787-1640.
Introduced as SB762