Current law requires Voter List Maintenance. Every year there are voters who may fall into the category to be canceled through registration list maintenance.
If you haven’t voted or had any voter activity in the last 2 federal elections, you could possibly be scheduled to have your voter registration canceled, also known as purging.
In Hamilton County, Ohio over 5300 voters recently had their voter registration canceled/purged. If you are not a regular voter, then you should check your voter registration status.
If you are placed on what they call the supplemental/cancellation list (aka the purge list) you can correct it by taking some form of voter activity. We are encouraging everyone to reach out to the Board of Elections to check their registration status and also to make sure you’re not on the purged list.
In order to ensure your voter registration isn’t canceled, you must have some type of voter activity.
Voter Activity includes:
- Registering to vote
- Requesting an absentee ballot application
- Updating or confirming an address with a board of elections or the BMV
- Signing a candidate or issue petition that is verified by a board of elections.