The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) is a non-profit organization with the sole mission of assisting states to improve the accuracy of America’s voter rolls and increase access to voter registration for all eligible citizens. ERIC is governed and managed by a board of directors made up of member-states and was formed in 2012 with assistance from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Which States Are Members Of ERIC?
As of October 2021 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and The District of Columbia (31 states plus D.C.)
Who Controls ERIC?
The states. The chief elections official from each member state designates a Member Representative to the ERIC Board of Directors. Each state's Member Representative serves as a voting member of the board.
What does Yavapai County do with the information received from ERIC?
The information comes through the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. Once we receive reports for potential cross state movers, death records and double voters from the SOS, we compare and vet them against our rolls. No outside entity has access to manipulate our voter rolls. We work on our voter rolls every day as they change by the minute. Yavapai County processes an average of 300 moves per week, plus death records, felonies, and incapacitated judgements. All of this is performed under the requirements of state and federal laws. Arizona uses ERIC as an additional tool as we do not have access to out of state records.
What Reports does Yavapai County Receive From ERIC?
Each member state receives reports that show voters who have moved within their state, voters who have moved out of state, deceased voters, and duplicate registrations within the same state. States may also request a report identifying voters who appear to have voted twice within the state in the prior federal election, voted in more than one state in the prior federal election, or who voted on behalf of a deceased voter in the prior federal election.
Who can I contact if I have more questions about the ERIC Program?
Electronic Registration Information Center, Inc.
1201 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 600, Washington, DC 20036
General Information: email@example.com
Colleen Conner, Arizona Secretary of State Office
Director, Arizona Elections Division
Toll-free in Arizona: 1-877-THE VOTE