WASHINGTON — Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is planning to spend $3 million to overhaul the city’s voter registration database after a recent audit found that it’s riddled with errors.
Media outlets report that many members of Washington’s city council announced Tuesday that they would back the effort.
Under the plan, Washington will develop a new centralized citywide voter registration and an election-management database. Among errors to be corrected are names of deceased residents and thousands of voters whose births erroneously date back to the 1800s.
City officials say the plans aren’t connected to President Donald Trump’s recent launch of a commission on “election integrity” to fight voter fraud.
The overhaul is planned to be completed by next June’s primary election.