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May 9, 2013
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Senate hears plan to remove dead people from voter rolls

Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Gardnerville, Wednesday told fellow lawmakers it just makes sense to check the Social Security administration’s records to determine whether registered voters are no longer alive.

He is calling for passage of SB238, which would have the Secretary of State’s office access social security records before the primary election and again before each general election to see who has died during the interim.

“I thought maybe a month before the elections we ought to check the Social Security registry and remove the persons who are deceased from the rolls,” he said. “And of course they put a fiscal note on it because if you ask for anything from Social Security, they charge for it.”

But the cost appears to be minimal — an estimated $7,300 per election cycle.

The committee took no action on the measure.

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