A new report says about 24 million voter registrations in the United States contain significant errors, showing the system is in a shambles.
The study released Tuesday by the Pew Center on the States found that about 1.8 million dead people are still on the rolls and 2.5 million can vote in more than one state.
And 51 million, or one in four, eligible citizens are not registered to vote at all.
About 12 million registrations contain address inaccuracies, which means mailings aren’t getting to them. Researchers say they don’t see evidence of widespread fraud but believe outdated state systems are failing to keep pace with changes in people’s lives.