Nearly 200,000 ‘Inactive’ Georgia Voters To Be Dropped From Rolls
A new round of purging from Georgia’s voter list ahead of next year’s elections is poised to remove 191,473 voters previously placed into “inactive” status from the rolls.
If an inactive voter’s county voter registration office receives no response to a mailed notice within 30 days, that voter will be taken off the list. Inactive voters who respond by updating their registration information will remain on the rolls. “Georgia’s voter rolls are the cleanest in the nation,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Tuesday. “List maintenance efforts like this ensure the integrity of our elections.” State and federal law require periodic updating of voter registration records to account for lawful voters who have died or moved to a different address. So far this year, 75,676 voters have been taken off the voter list because of an out-of-state move. Voters placed in inactive status for two general elections who have failed to update their records can be removed from the voter list.
Georgians can check their voter registration status by using My Voter Page at mvp.sos.ga.gov and submitting any changes to their registration information. They also can register to vote by mail, online or at a state Department of Driver Services office.