The applauds the Rev. Alfonza Seldon, spokesman for the Phenix City-Russell County NAACP, for joining our call for clean voter registration rolls to protect Americans’ voting rights.

No election outcome—-federal, state or local—-should be tainted due to the failure of local election officials to keep their voter rolls accurate and up-to-date. The growing contention over the District 2 City Council election shines a light on a problem that exists in far too many American towns and cities today.