Thousands of names removed from Madison County voter rolls

More than 10,000 names have been removed from Madison County voter rolls since January by an Election Commission member without prior knowledge or approval of the other four.

District 1 Commissioner Sue Sautermeister of Ridgeland said today she was within her rights as a commissioner and acting within the law to move the voters from active to inactive status, thus removing their names from voter registration books that will be used Tuesday in primary elections.

“I believe I was,” within the boundaries of the Election Commission in taking action, Sautermeister said.

Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook said the names of voters will be restored before Tuesday’s primary election, However, as of this morning, they had not yet been added back, she said.

Clarion Ledger