Survey: Nearly One in Four 'Active' Broward Voters is Dead
The Broward Republican Executive Committee said a sampling of voter registration records found that nearly one-quarter of the people listed on the county's election rolls ARE dead.
Broward REC officials cross-referenced the 2011 Social Security Death Index -- which listed 9,960 county residents as passing away during the year -- with 2,100 names of registered voters listed on the supervisor of elections' website.
Some 481 names -- 23 percent of the total sample -- of the deceased individuals remained listed as "active" voters according to the Broward records.
The sampling was conducted without regard to party registration, said Broward County Republican Chairman Richard DeNapoli.
In a statement, the Broward REC said it was forwarding its evidence of deceased yet "active" voters "so that the Broward SOE has ample time to conduct a thorough investigation and remove the names of deceased voters from the registration rolls prior to the 2012 primary and general elections."
"All voters want a fair and honest election and we know that Broward SOE Brenda C. Snipes will correct this oversight. We hope to work with her on this endeavor," DeNapoli said in a statement.