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Ohio purges thousands from voter rolls

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

Ohio removed thousands of citizens from the state voter rolls this week due to inactivity, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced.

Ohio purges thousands from voter rolls© Provided by Axios Columbus

Why it matters: Those impacted are urged to re-register if they want to cast a ballot this year.

State of play: Ohio has a "use it or lose it" system when it comes to staying active on its eligible voter list.

  • Those who do not vote, update their registration address or respond to board of elections notices over a six-year period are automatically removed.

Zoom in: Nearly 11,000 voters registered in Franklin County were taken off the rolls.

LaRose says it's necessary in order to clean the voter rolls of those who have moved or died.


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