voter records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee state elections officials have agreed to stop purging inactive voters from the rolls until after the November election.

Tennessee Democratic Party spokesman Brandon Puttbrese says when the party compared an older voter list with the newly purged list they discovered something odd. 

Puttbrese says the state is required to keep a ten-year-long voting history on file for every Tennessee voter. But after the recent purge, 11,000 voter records had been partially or completely erased. Puttbrese explains why that’s important.