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Voter rolls issues reported in southwest Illinois

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By Bill Pugliano By Bill Pugliano

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Issues with multiple voters being listed to single address were among the potential problems with voter rolls in southwestern Illinois, according to a published report on Sunday.

The (Belleville) News-Democrat examined voter registrations in Madison County, St. Clair County and East St. Louis, a move that comes after recent purges to remove inactive voters from databases.

The newspaper's findings include 15 registered voters listing their address as a 900-square-foot home in Washington Park, 27 voters listing the same home in East St. Louis and another 27 voters listing their homes as a Highland campground open only seven months a year. The newspaper's review also found three registered voters who list Casino Queen as a home address.

St. Clair County Clerk Tom Holbrook declined to speak about potential problems because of possible ongoing law enforcement investigations.

"Because of the voter integrity task force, there may be ongoing investigations of this issue, so I can't comment any further," Holbrook told the newspaper. "Needless to say, law enforcement is aware of the information."

Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza said she didn't see an issue with voters registered at the Highland campground, saying some were possibly snowbirds. She said election officials work daily to make sure only those qualified to vote cast ballots.

East St. Louis Election Commission Executive Director Kandrise Mosby didn't respond to newspaper questions.

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