158K+ inactive Ohio voters facing removal from state’s roll; Here’s how to stay on

DAYTON — More than 158,000 inactive voters across the state have been flagged to be removed from the Statewide Voter Registration Database unless they act soon.

As reported on News Center 7 at 5:30, the state of Ohio recently published a list of the thousands of inactive voters, according to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office.

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The “2024 Registration Readiness List” features voters who have moved, haven’t voted in four years, or have been flagged by county board of elections.

“We’re doing this because it’s what Ohioans expect. They want there to be accurate voter rolls so that they know they can trust the elections,” said Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

“Yeah, this is easy and it only takes a minute. Go to voteohio.gov. Update your registration, update your address. Maybe you’ve gotten married and changed your name. Update your name …. Of course, if you like the old school method, you can go to a library, a BMV, head down to your county board of elections. They would love to see you and you can get this squared away, using that method,” LaRose said.

“Of course, if you’re on this list, you received a mailing from us. You can simply respond to that mailing as well.”

County boards of elections have until July 22 to complete the removal process.

“There is a backstop plan to make sure that nobody gets left out. If your name was removed from the voter rolls and you ignored all the mailings that we sent you, and you didn’t go to voteohio.gov and you still show up in November: you’re not going to be left out. You’re going to be given what’s called a provisional ballot and an opportunity to, of course, update your registration right there,” LaRose said.

“We don’t want to leave anyone out. But of course, we also want to fulfill our obligation to make sure that the election is honest.”

The act of removing inactive voters is the latest action in a series of election integrity initiatives being implemented ahead of the November election.

If you want to check the list for your name, you can click here.

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