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Illinois: More counties cleaning up voter rolls

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Associated Press) -

State election regulators say more than a dozen Illinois counties have purged their voter registration rolls to remove the names of people who've died or moved away.

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports 17 counties and the city of East St. Louis fixed problems on their lists of registered voters.

County clerks are required to purge voter rolls every two years. But some counties say there isn't enough money in the budget to cover the sometimes costly review.

The 2010 census showed at least a dozen Illinois counties reporting more registered voters than the number of residents who were of legal voting age. The latest figures released to members of the Illinois State Board of Elections shows only Jersey County continues to have the discrepancy.

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