Last night on the Chicago Fox affiliate, USACM Chair Eugene Spafford was interviewed as part of a story on the State of Illinois’ progress – or lack thereof – in complying with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). You can watch the story online. Dr. Spafford appears near the end of the piece.
The Illinois Auditor General recently completed an investigation of the state’s progress in implementing HAVA requirements. Where developing and implementing a voter registration database is concerned, the state is far behind. The list fails to have a unique state identifier for each voter; a system to verify social security numbers; or a means to match names against incarcerated voters. For more details, watch the story, and read the full report.