Some Hoosier voters may receive postcards beginning this week from the Secretary of State Election Division asking them to confirm their current address or update their voter registration information. According to a press release from Secretary of State Connie Lawson, voters who receive this postcard must respond to ensure their voter registration information is accurate. “Every year, I get calls from Hoosiers wanting to know why a neighbor or child who moved years ago is still listed on a poll book,” Lawson said in the press release. “People not only find this upsetting, it undermines their faith in our elections. The voter list refresh we are doing this summer, will ensure Indiana’s list is accurate and give voters confidence in the integrity of our elections.”
In May, the office sent postcards to all active Hoosier voters to identify outdated voter information. The office is now sending a second round of forwardable postcards to voters whose first postcard was returned as an undeliverable address, asking them to take action by confirming or updating their registration information.
Hoosiers who receive a second postcard should fill it out and promptly return it to the Secretary of State Election Division by Aug. 5, Lawson said.
Voters who do not confirm or update their information will have their record put on the inactive list, Lawson said. Being on the inactive list does not mean a voter cannot vote. It simply means a voter’s record appears to have an incorrect address and the voter did not update or confirm their information.