Iowa county’s voter rolls filled with deceased residents

Paul Brennan
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Jul 23, 2014 5:00 AM
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Iowa county’s voter rolls filled with deceased residents

DES MOINES, Iowa — Betty Ellis doesn’t know why 100 dead people were registered to vote in Wright County.

That’s a problem. Ellis is the county auditor and in charge of elections there.

Wright County’s number of registered dead came to light last week when Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced that 1,234 Iowans who are listed as dead by the Social Security Administration are still registered to vote.