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Alexandria Brief: Lawsuit Filed Against General Registrar of Voters
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Alexandria Brief: Lawsuit Filed Against General Registrar of Voters

Anna Leider, the general registrar of voters in the City of Alexandria, is now faced with a lawsuit that alleges she failed to maintain proper voter rolls and refused to permit the plaintiffs to inspect list maintenance records as required by federal laws.

The lawsuit, filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation on behalf of the Virginia Voters Alliance Inc., claims that the number of registrants who can vote in Alexandria exceeded the number of citizens of voting age residing in the city. However, as of April 8, Leider says the city has 82,997 active registered voters, with a 2014 census putting Alexandria’s total over-18 population at 123,824.

Leider said the number of registered voters fell by 5,865 on Nov. 23 as a result of the state’s annual address confirmation process, but steadily climbed back up to its current number as a result of voters registering for the March primary.

As an ongoing legal case, Leider could not further discuss the specifics of the lawsuit. The Public Interest Legal Foundation could not be reached for comment.