Auditor General DePasquale Announces Audit Of State's Voter Registration System

The audit will finish with enough time to implement recommendations before the 2020 presidential election.

Shelby Cassesse
June 11, 2018 - 1:46 pm
Auditor General DePasquale announces audit of the state's voter registration system.

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Harrisburg, PA (Newsradio 1020) – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday he will audit the state's voter registration system to safeguard voting security ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

"There is zero question that Russians tried to interfere with the 2016 election process in Pennsylvania and other states," he said. "I want to use the power of my office to help make sure Pennsylvania is doing everything it can to have a fair and secure election." 

The audit will cover January 2016 up to the end of the audit period and focus on the Department of State's Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE), leaving enough time for the Department of State and county election offices to implement the recommendations before the 2020 election. 

DePasquale said the audit is part of an interagency agreement with the Department of State and mirrors legislation which passed in the Senate, but remains stalled in the House. 

"There is clear bi-partisan support for this audit and we need to act now to protect the integrity of Pennsylvania's election process because any changes that might need to be implemented will take time," he said.