PROVIDENCE NBC News 10 (April 27, 2017) The Providence Journal reports that there are more than 189,000 names are on the rolls than there are voters in the state.
Some of the names are people who have moved away, while others are voters who have passed away. Both of those categories can be cut down. First, the state is already associated with the Electronic Registration Information Center, which shares data from 20 states and can catch dual registrations.
It also checks with Social Security to clear the names of the deceased. More improvements to making voter rolls accurate are proposed by the Rhode Island Department of State’s Elections Task Force, which released a report on April 27.