Today, Georgia became the 27th state to join Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). Georgia had been a member state of Crosscheck from 2013 through 2017, when Crosscheck was last operational.
“Joining ERIC is a tremendous step forward for the integrity of Georgia’s voter rolls, keeping our lists up-to-date and bringing our state to the absolute forefront of election security. Through this program, Georgia’s elections will be built upon a modernized voter registration system to ensure that we continue to make voting easier and cheating harder.”
- Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
Crosscheck was stalled in 2017 by revelations of major data security flaws in the database of 100 million American voters’ private data. Scott Schwab, the Kansas Secretary of State who inherited the beleagured program when he took over from Kris Kobach, announced in January 2018 that it was dormant.
The State of Kansas is currently being sued over a breach of private voter data as part of Crosscheck’s operations in 2013. The program has been hammered for poor data matching and possibly discriminatory effects for years.
It is way past time for Kansas to make the “dormancy” permanent and join ERIC.