The Government Accountability Board is reaching out to inactive voters as it tries to clean up the state’s voter registration roll. Postcards are being mailed out to nearly 100,000 inactive registered voters in Wisconsin. “State law says that after every major November election you have to look back and see who didn’t vote in the last four years and then you have to contact them like we do with this postcard,” says Reid Magney with the GAB.
The mail correspondence, from the Government Accountability Board, is a way for the state to keep an updated, correct list of who can vote in Wisconsin and where, while helping to cut down on the potential of voter fraud too. The GAB wants recipients to know the postcard is a legitimate attempt to keep track of people and nothing more.
According to Magney, “This is something that we’re doing to make sure the voter list is up to date and it’s not a scam.”
And it’s not an issue if you get one of the cards in the mail, because you haven’t voted in the past four years. By filling it out and returning it, you’re informing your municipal clerk to keep you on the books.