Los Angeles County has removed 1.2 million inactive voters from its voter rolls since the 2022 midterm elections, according to reports.
LA County officials were forced to remove the registrants as part of a settlement agreement with the political watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Judicial Watch signed a settlement agreement with county officials in 2019.
The organization sued the county for allegedly failing to maintain its voter rolls under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).
Los Angeles County must now detail annually the number of inactive voters that officials have removed from its voter rolls.
These inactive voters have not voted in the prior two consecutive federal elections.
They have also failed to respond to notices sent to them by county officials.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement that the effort will help to secure future elections.
“This long overdue voter roll clean-up of 1.2 million registrations in Los Angeles County is a historic victory and means California elections are less at risk for fraud,” Fitton said.
Last year, county officials revealed that more than 634,000 inactive voters on the rolls had not voted in at least ten years.
Likewise, more than 685,000 inactive voters were listed as not having voted in at least eight years.