State election officials are trying to verify the status of nearly 100,000 registered voters.
The Government Accountability Board has sent out “Notice of Suspension” postcards to registered voters who have not cast a ballot in the last four years. The state is required by law to remove inactive voters from its registration list, in order to protect the integrity of elections.
Anyone receiving a card who wants to remain a registered voter has one month to fill it out and return it to their municipal clerk. Those who fail to respond or have their card returned as undeliverable will be marked as inactive and will have to re-register before they can vote in future elections.
Voters who have changed their name or address should not return the postcard. Instead, the GAB says they should re-register under their current name or address.