bhararaFormer U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is not an active voter in New York, having been purged from the voter rolls since January 2006, according to the Board of Elections.

Bharara is mulling a run for attorney general this year, potentially as an independent candidate. He currently is the host of a public affairs podcast, “Stay Tuned with Preet” and is an adjunct professor of law at New York University.

If Bharara does not register with a major political party, he would have to secure a Wilson-Pakula waiver were he to run on their line. He could also circulate petitions to run as an independent. He could also register in a party and run for a major party line.

Bharara had registered to vote in New York in February 2000 as a Democrat in New York City and he was formally purged from the rolls six years later.

Before he was confirmed as the U.S. attorney, Bharara was not a New York resident, working for U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer in Washington as his top aide on the Senate Judiciary Committee starting in 2005.

Bharara became U.S. attorney for the Southern District in 2009, serving until 2017, when he was fired by President Donald Trump’s administration.

As a federal prosecutor, Bharara gained prominence in New York with a series of aggressive public corruption cases that included indictments of the top legislative leaders in the Senate and Assembly.

Bharara may have been hesitant to register to vote as the head of a prominent prosecutorial office in order to demonstrate being above politics. Still, since he left office, there was at least one general election in Westchester County where he lives that he could have registered for and voted in.