What is ERIC?

More and more states are discussing leaving a national program that helps clean voter rolls and protect against fraud.

The Electronic Registration Information Center is trusted by most states as the most effective way to perform cross-state voter registration checks.
How politics and misinformation overshadow their stated reasons for leaving the voter roll coalition that helps prevent voter fraud.
Bill rooted in conspiracy theories about the multi-state program for cleaning voter rolls approved by the House and Senate.
When members withdraw from the program, here’s how it hurts themselves — and their neighbors.
How the Electronic Registration Information Center helps achieve both secure elections and fair voting access.
The left worries about voter purges. The right worries about secure elections. Clean voter rolls help them both.
ERIC is a national system that Texas officials say is an important tool to keep voting rolls clean. But a band of right-wing voter fraud activists, joined by state GOP officials, wants to gut it.
Election integrity activists’ unfounded claims undermining a program that helps state officials clean voter rolls.
States’ withdrawals from ERIC show how allegations of a tilted election playing field can still roil some voters.
The untold story of how the quest for election fraud evidence led to a virtual manhunt in Maricopa County.
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Maricopa County Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman describes death threat’s effect on him and family, while perpetrator says he was misled by election lies.
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Department of State reaches agreement after advocates raised concerns in 2019 with a new voting machine that glitched and compromised voter privacy in its first year.
Small counties lack the money and people to work the several days of 12-hour shifts now required statewide, election officials say.
Shelby Township residents criticize Stanley Grot, who is accused of trying to cast the state’s electoral votes for Trump in 2020.
Republicans and voting rights advocates are unhappy with secretary of state’s proposed instructions on hand-counting ballots and voter intimidation.
Texas attorney general appealed the injunction, preventing the order from taking effect. Judge had found the law unconstitutional and said it would disrupt this November’s elections.
Cochise County is set to launch a $1 million pilot to test secure features on ballots and hire a firm that has pushed the idea with former state Rep. Mark Finchem.

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