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Georgia Takes Steps to Continue to Have the Cleanest Voter Lists in America

Secretary of State

 

July 18th, 2023

Atlanta- Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is announcing routine and legally required updates to Georgia’s voter records as part of the non-election year list-maintenance process. State and federal law requires Georgia election officials to properly maintain voter registration records, which commonly includes proactive measures when a lawful voter has died or moved to a different address. Georgia law specifically provides for the removal of voter registration records that have been in an “inactive” status for two general elections and have failed to update their records within that time.

191,473 voter records previously placed into “inactive status” based on returned mail or from the National Change of Address list will now be removed from the voter rolls if no response is received to a mailed notice. Voters who receive these notices and wish to remain on Georgia’s voter rolls should contact their county voter registration office within 30 days of receipt of the mailed notice to update their voter registration information and remain on the voter rolls.

“Georgia’s voter rolls are the cleanest in the nation, and list maintenance efforts like this ensures the integrity of our elections,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Georgians can check their voter registration status at any time using My Voter Page – mvp.sos.ga.gov – where they can submit a change to their registration or update their contact information. Georgians can also register to vote in person, by mail, at the Department of Driver Services, or through Online Voter Registration.

Georgia will continue to conduct list maintenance throughout this year in preparation for the 2024 election cycle, which will include list maintenance activities available through the Electronic Registration Information System (ERIC). Already this year, there have been 75,676 records canceled due to death or an out of state move.

This comprehensive list maintenance effort is the continuation of robust steps taken by Secretary Raffensperger to ensure the most accurate voter records as Georgia heads into the 2024 Presidential election.

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Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 17 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, and 2022. 2022 achieved the largest single day of in-person early voting turnout in Georgia midterm history utilizing Georgia’s secure, paper ballot voting system. Most recently, Georgia ranked #1 for Election Integrity by the Heritage Foundation, a top ranking for Voter Accessibility by the Center for Election Innovation & Research, and tied for number one in Election Administration by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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