ERIC Voter Roll Program
The Electronic Registration Information Center is a partnership between many state governments to cross-check for duplicate voter registrations across state lines.
Texas is the latest state, and one of the largest, to resign from the program.
Bill rooted in conspiracy theories about the multi-state program for cleaning voter rolls approved by the House and Senate.
The bill motivated by conspiracy theories about the voter-roll-checking program nearly died this week in the legislature. Now it’s back, and awaits an uncertain vote.
How politics and misinformation overshadow their stated reasons for leaving the voter roll coalition that helps prevent voter fraud.
It took years to build the multi-state system known as ERIC, which weeds out duplicate, deceased, and suspicious voter registrations. Texas Republicans want to dump it, but there’s no viable replacement.
States’ withdrawals from ERIC show how allegations of a tilted election playing field can still roil some voters.
Election integrity activists’ unfounded claims undermining a program that helps state officials clean voter rolls.
Conspiracy theory whirlwind threatens to blow Texas out of national program that keeps voter rolls updated
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.
The left worries about voter purges. The right worries about secure elections. Clean voter rolls help them both.
The Electronic Registration Information Center is trusted by most states as the most effective way to perform cross-state voter registration checks.