State sending postcards to update voter list


Hoosier voters will be receiving postcards in the mail from the Secretary of State’s Election Division.

The mailings are part of a statewide voter list maintenance. The goal is to identify outdated, duplicate and inaccurate voter registrations to improve the accuracy and integrity of Indiana’s voter registration list, according to a news release from the state.

You don’t have to do anything in response to receiving a postcard. If a postcard is returned by the post office as undeliverable, a second postcard will be sent to the forwardable address on file with the U.S. Postal Service. The second postcard will ask the voter to confirm or update their residence address or cancel their Indiana voter registration using a postage prepaid voter response card.

Hoosiers who receive a second postcard should follow the instructions to complete and return the preaddressed, postage-paid response card to the Secretary of State Election Division.

This process required by federal and state law is part of an ongoing effort to identify outdated, duplicate and inaccurate voter registrations.

A registration flagged as inaccurate by this process can only be canceled by a county voter registration board if the flagged registration is not utilized for voting in two successive federal elections. Voters may correct or update a flagged registration by mail, in person at their county clerk’s office or at the polls when they vote in a primary or general election.

These mailings should also serve as a reminder for Hoosiers to verify, update or start a voter registration online at Voters also may visit their county clerk’s office to register or update their voter registration.

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