More than 696,400 registered voters in Indiana are now considered inactive, due to the state’s voter list update. But those voters will still be able to vote in elections through the federal election in 2016 before being removed from the voter poll lists, according to Secretary of State Connie Lawson. If they do not vote in any election prior to January 2016, county voter registration offices will remove their records from poll lists. Two federal election cycles, or up to four years, must pass before a county may remove an inactive voter from a list. August 6th was the federal deadline for counties to process data from the voter list refresh before the November 2014 election.
The secretary of state’s election division started the voter “refresh” process this summer in an attempt to purge the poll lists of outdated and inaccurate registrations that were bloating the poll lists and leading to deflated voter turnout numbers.
In June, 755,848 postcards were mailed to Hoosiers voters asking them to update their voter registration information, after more than 4.4 million postcards were mailed to all Hoosier voters in May.
Full Article: Nearly 700,000 voters on state ‘inactive’ polling list.