Mary Tutwiler

Nearly 45,000 purged from state's voter rolls

by Mary Tutwiler

Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Secretary of State, has purged over 40,000 voters from the state’s rolls. The 44,739 voters removed from the rolls were those whose address cannot be verified and who have not voted in the past two years, Dardenne told The Advocate. In Lafayette Parish, 1,329 voters were purged. The largest percent of cancelled voter registrations were in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. Dardenne says the latets purge since the November presidential election wasn't as large as previous ones - 82,656 in 2006, 108,850 in 2004, and 96,281 in 2002.