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Double voting a concern in Pima County

Posted at 10:08 AM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 15:03:46-04
We are now twelve days away from the general election - and the concern of double voting soars more than ever. Especially in places like Tucson, which sees plenty of snowbirds coming into the city.
 
Good news for people, we have nothing to worry about. The Pima County Elections Department says they have the "double-voting" issue under control. 
 
The state of Arizona has a database that detects cases of double voting called the Electronic Registration System. The program has 30 participating states and allows them to share voter information such as names, dates of birth and the last four digits of their social security numbers.
 
The system then produces a list of possible duplicate voters for states to process. Election officials say although there is a possibility people will try, they will be caught in the act. "If it happens to fall through the system, there's the ability to actually have evidence that they have voted both those locations and prosecution will take place, "  Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson said.
 
According to Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, about a dozen names of people who might have voted twice were turned over to the State Attorney's office in 2012.