Social Security Administration Death Master File
|Source||National Technical Information Service|
|File Size||10 GB|
|Dates Covered||1937 – November 2013|
Record layouts and samples of this database
|Data sample (dmf.xls)||26.4 KB|
|Main documentation (Readme_1.txt)||14.1 KB|
|Record layout (RecordLayout_1.txt)||1.1 KB|
- Records: Illegally cast ballots not rare
The Atlanta Constitution looks at the existing and the potential scope of voting errors and fraud in Georgia. The investigation finds that “the actual number of ballots cast by the dead is fairly small – 5,412 in the past 20 years,” but “the ranks of potential dead voters have grown dramatically in recent years.” The story analyses the most common errors in voting records and the loopholes in some election laws. The report also describes the voter identification requirements.
- Dead Voters (Deceases residents cast 2003 ballots)
This CAR investigation of voting records and Social Security death records found that deceased residents voted in the primary election in 2003. It was also found that thousands of dead people remain as registered voters on the voter rolls. State and local officials say this can create an ‘opportunity for ghostly corruption.’
- Valley’s Dead Cast Their Vote
New York’s new statewide database of registered voters contains as many as 77,000 dead people on its rolls. As many as 2,600 of them have cast votes from the grave, according to a Poughkeepsie Journal computer-assisted analysis. The analysis was examined the potential for errors and fraud in New York’s three-month-old database. No fraud was found however errors had been made.