BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office to clean voter file by 4% as required by law, plus the new voting machines are ready for the public to practice on according to the Fannin County Board of Elections.
The voter file cleanup will reduce the voter roll by 4%, a move that comes as a requirement by federal and state law to ensure that the state has the most up-to-date voter information.
“Election security is my top priority,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “Accurate and up-to-date voter rolls are vital to secure elections, but at the same time I want to ensure that anyone potentially affected by this routine process has notice and opportunity to update their information. That is why my office is releasing the full list to ensure that people who are still eligible voters can update their information.”
A personalized notice will be mailed to the last known address of people this change effects prior to being removed from the voter rolls due to change in address. However, the complete list may be viewed online here: https://sos.ga.gov/admin/uploads/2019_NGE_List.xlsx
This removal doesn’t just effect those who had a change of address, but also people who have been in “inactive” status for more than three years and had no contact with election officials during that time.
A registration is moved to “inactive” when the person fails to respond to a pre-addressed, postage paid confirmation card asking them to confirm or update their information. This confirmation card is required to be sent to people who have filed a National Change of Address Card with the U.S. Postal Service indicating that they have moved to a new address, had election mail returned as undeliverable, or did not have contact with election officials (including not voting) for three years prior.
If your name is on the above list, you may simply update your registration at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov or by contacting your elections office.
You may also respond to the card mailed to you, but keep in mind that the card will only be sent to your last known address, so this information may not be accurate.
Any registered voter may check their registration information to confirm it is accurate at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov
Additionally, the Fannin County Board of Elections now has their new voting machine up and running for anyone who may want to come by and get practice with it ahead of the upcoming election year!
The Board of Elections may be found on the third floor of the Fannin County Court House (400 W Main St #301, Blue Ridge, GA 30513), Monday – Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM!
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