Statement on Public Interest Legal Foundation/Virginia Voter Alliance Lawsuit
2016, the Public Interest Legal Foundation and the Virginia Voter Alliance
(PILF/VVA) filed a lawsuit against the General Registrar of voters in the of
City of Alexandria, alleging that the Registrar failed to properly maintain
voter rolls and refused to permit PILF/VVA to inspect list maintenance records
as required by federal law. The Registrar’s office has provided PILF/VVA
with all the information that the organizations have requested (and would have
done so without the need for a federal lawsuit). In addition, the Alexandria
Office of Voter Registration and Elections follows state and federal law when
it comes to maintenance of the voter registration list.
The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal court in June 2016 because PILF/VVA failed to show a specific problem with the way Alexandria manages its voter rolls.