ATLANTA — Georgia’s secretary of state is making public a list of nearly 102,000 voters who will be removed from the rolls unless they act to preserve their registration.
Republican Brad Raffensperger announced the list Friday, part of an every-other-year effort to remove voters who may have died or moved away.
His office says the removals include about 67,000 voters who submitted a change of address form to the U. S. Postal Service, and about 34,000 voters who had election mail returned.
Election officials will mail cancellation notices. People who respond within 40 days will have their registration switched back to active. Anyone who is removed could register again.
On a monthly basis, the secretary of state been removing voters who were convicted of felonies or who died.
Raffensperger said more than 18,000 voters were removed last month after Georgia concluded they have died based on information from Georgia’s own death registry or from the Electronic Registration Information Center, a partnership among 30 states and the District of Columbia. Officials said they have no record that any of those 18,000-plus cast ballots in the November 2020 general election or the January runoff.
Voter purges in Georgia became a hot-button issue during the 2018 governor’s race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. Secretary of state before being elected governor, Kemp oversaw aggressive voter purges during his tenure. More than 1.4 million voter registrations were cancelled in G… (Read more)