Judge orders release of Maryland county voter registration
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the release of the voter registration list for Maryland’s largest county.
Judicial Watch, a conservative group that sued the state elections board for the voter registration list for Montgomery County, said Thursday it’s time for states to clean up state voter rolls.
The group noted similar successful efforts it brought in other states, including Kentucky, California, Ohio and Indiana, in court action and settlements.
Judicial Watch sought the voter list data in Maryland after contending there were more registered voters in Montgomery County than citizens over the age of 18 who could register to vote.
U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander ruled the registration list is subject to public disclosure under the National Voter Registration Act.
Montgomery County has a population of more than 1 million.