Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced on Thursday that his office has finalized agreements with three states to exchange critical voter data in an effort to bolster transparent and accurate elections.
“Ohio took the lead on this election integrity project, and it’s only one aspect of the work we’re doing to keep our elections honest as we prepare for the next presidential election year,” LaRose said in a statement. Ohio’s new agreements are with Florida, Virginia, and West Virginia.
According to a LaRose press release, these arrangements permit each state to “implement state-specific data sharing and security protocols to allow for the secure exchange of voter information, giving both states in [each individual] agreement the ability to analyze records for evidence of cross-state voter fraud and duplicate voter registrations.”
These new interstate contracts appear to act as replacements for the Electronic Registration Information System (ERIC). ERIC is a widely used voter-roll management group founded by Democrat activist David Becker that was “sold to states as a quick and easy way to update their voter rolls.”