The Ohio Secretary of State’s office is sending “last chance” notifications to some 275,000 inactive voters across the state, giving them a final shot at keeping voting registrations active on county rolls.
In Montgomery County, some 17,918 residents should receive the notices, according to the secretary’s office. They will also go to 6,912 Butler County residents and 5,273 residents in Warren County. The secretary’s office says voters get six years to respond to county boards of elections to confirm registrations. If residents don’t respond or don’t vote in at least 12 elections, don’t request absentee ballot applications in even-numbered year general elections or don’t have their information automatically updated in transactions with Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices — if voters “ignore” those attempts to keep them on the rolls, they are sent a “last chance” notice, said a spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, Matthew McClellan.
“There’s nothing violent or abrupt about the process,” McClellan said.
Re-activating one’s registration isn’t hard, he said. Follow the instructions in the mailing or notify your county board of elections. Residents can also go to MyOhioVote.com and “get registered in minutes,” McClellan said.
At that web site, citizens can register to vote, note a change in address, review voting eligibility requirements and more.
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