A few months ago an elderly family-friend, who lived with us, passed away. The mortician filed the required notification of death with the County Health Department, which later issued official copies of the County’s Death Certificate.
However, our recently deceased friend received an Absentee Ballot for the 2014 elections! We learned that there is no central state database and, reportedly, there is up to a two year wait in L.A. County on official death information being updated in the Registrar of Voters Office, despite the alarming possibility of voter impersonation or fraud.
California is the ONLY state without a centralized voter-registration database, as required by the 2002 federal HAVA law! Instead, inactive, deceased and duplicate registrants create the opportunities for voter impersonation—possibly nullifying YOUR vote and MINE.