Why American voter registrations are disappearing
- Published on Nov 2, 2018
- And how to avoid the purge.
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Voter purges are a means of removing ineligible voter registrations from the rolls - meant to clean up the system. But what happens when aggressive purges end up getting rid of the registrations of eligible voters?
Critics say states like Georgia and Ohio - purging through “exact match” or “use it or lose it” laws - are disproportionately eliminating thousands of minority voters from the system.
What states are doing them, how do they work, and what should you do if you find out you’ve been purged?
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