Illinois election officials say over 700 former inmates may have had registrations wrongly canceled


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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEHT) – According to state officials, the Illinois State Board of Elections notified 59 local election authorities that 774 former inmates of the Illinois Department of Corrections may have had their voter registrations erroneously canceled due to a data-matching error.

The individuals were incorrectly categorized as currently incarcerated, according to election officials.

The State Board of Elections has worked to identify the affected individuals and local offices have been notified so that registrations can be reviewed for reinstatement before the start of early voting on February 6.

The problem was identified in November 2019.

The following election jurisdictions have been notified:
Adams County 2
Bond County 1
Boone County 1
Bureau County 3
Champaign County 28
Christian County 5
City of Bloomington 6
City of East St Louis 6
City of Galesburg 2
City of Rockford 39
Clark County 4
Clay County 1
Clinton County 4
Coles County 7
Cook County 245
Crawford County 5
DeKalb County 2
DeWitt County 6
DuPage County 74
Effingham County 1
Franklin County 2
Greene County 1
Grundy County 3
Henderson County 1
Jackson County 3
Jefferson County 9
Kane County 38
Kankakee County 3
Kendall County 7
Knox County 1
Lake County 57
Lawrence County 3
Logan County 1
Macon County 28
Madison County 45
Mason County 4
McDonough County 4
McHenry County 51
McLean County 4
Menard County 1
Monroe County 4
Montgomery County 1
Ogle County 1
Peoria County 13
Pike County 3
Pulaski County 1
Randolph County 11
Saline County 1
Sangamon County 3
St. Clair County 4
Stark County 2
Tazewell County 1
Wabash County 3
Warren County 2
Washington County 2
Will County 1
Williamson County 7
Winnebago County 3
Woodford County 3

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(This story was originally published on February 3, 2020)

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