From the Eagle:
Gale recently cross-checked Sedgwick County voters with the Social Security Death Index, national obituary websites and other sources. Then his office deleted 141 on the voter rolls identified as deceased, including at least one who died a decade ago.
Gale said none of those people had cast votes in elections since their deaths. There was one person who appeared to have voted from the grave, so Gale sicced his staff on the old voting records to figure out what happened. And it wasn't very scandalous. The paper reports:
Gale's office found only one case where someone appeared to have cast a ballot after their recorded date of death. But when workers dug out the polling books from the county courthouse archives, they found someone had handwritten "deceased" in the signature field. Gale thinks the voter's spouse likely noticed the deceased person's name on the list and wrote that to notify election officials.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who advocates for stricter voting rules and has claimed in the past that dead voters were a serious problem, issued a measured response to the news. "Every deceased voter that remains on Kansas' voter rolls creates the risk of a fraudulent vote being cast," he said in a statement released to the paper.
Kobach once held a press conference to announce that he had discovered a dead man voting. The man was later found alive and raking leaves in the front yard of his Sedgwick County home.
Gale also combined 66 duplicate listings in the rolls. He said they were likely the result of people re-registering under a slightly different name.