HOPE & FRAUD: Four Counties in Alabama Have More Active Voters Than Adult Residents

Click on a county above to see the number of voters and population for each.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Less than three months before the June primary, four Alabama counties had more voters on their rolls than what the Census Bureau says is their voting age population.

Officials give a number of reasons for that, including under-counting by the census.

Secretary of State Jim Bennett said the discrepancies create opportunity for voting fraud.

“Every duplicate name and every bad address is just an opportunity for crooks to attempt to manipulate our elections,” Bennett said.

Each county has a three-person board of registrars that is responsible for maintaining the voting lists with help from the secretary of state’s office.

County Total Registered Voters Total Active Adult Population, 2012 Voters per adult Active voters per adult
LOWNDES 10,236 9,585 8,540 1.199 1.122
GREENE 7,327 7,224 6,859 1.068 1.053
MACON 17,341 17,071 16,934 1.024 1.008
WILCOX 8,930 8,573 8,567 1.042 1.001
HALE 11,974 11,820 11,851 1.010 0.997
WASHINGTON 13,172 12,636 13,008 1.013 0.971
PERRY 8,395 7,701 7,954 1.055 0.968
CONECUH 10,034 9,744 10,169 0.987 0.958
MARENGO 16,004 15,019 15,824 1.011 0.949
CLARKE 18,702 18,257 19,370 0.966 0.943

Read more: AL.com

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