The New York Post highlights a common problem that occurs when state and local election officials fail to identify and remove deceased voters from the voter rolls. Absentee or mail ballots are sent year after year, election after election and the deceased person may remain on the rolls for decades. Obviously, it raises the opportunity for fraud of someone who is intent to vote for the person. The daughter of the deceased veteran is angry:
“In 2013, 2014, 2015 and again this year, I received absentee ballots for my father. I could have fraudulently voted with those ballots, but I shredded them instead,” an exasperated Dimino told The Post. But this year, she got fed up and decided to go public.
Here is a solution. Just do a little extra work to maintain the accuracy of the voter rolls and avoid these type of embarrassing situations.