State elections officials produced Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton's voter registration documents, and said her listing as an inactive voter on the state's online, voter database was because of incomplete record submissions from Door County officials.
The voting database that's accessible to the public on the government accountability board's website not only shows the lieutenant governor as inactive, but also, not voting in the past five years.
But a paper record of her current voter registration connected to Lawton's home in Door County was released to reporters Thursday.
Government accountability board official Kevin Kennedy said Door County officials failed to include Lawton's date of birth when voting records from that county were submitted to the state's database. As a result, only her old, lapsed, Green Bay voter history is reflected in online records. Prior to 2004, smaller communities were not required to maintain as extensive a record on voters as is required currently.
Kennedy said the state's publicly accessible, online database of voters is not as complete as the complete database which now exists as a result of requirements of the Help America Vote Act.
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