Georgia is cleaning up voter rolls ahead of the midterms

by Summer Lane

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office will clean up the voter rolls ahead of the 2022 midterms.

According to a July 7 press release from the secretary of state’s office, routine voter list maintenance will “help ensure more accurate voter rolls for the upcoming November election.”

Further, their office stated that voter list maintenance additionally ensures that Georgia voters’ registration information is accurate and “up-to-date so that they can make sure to go to their correct polling place on Election Day.”

Like many other states, Georgia has been the subject of allegations of election fraud and irregularities that took place during the 2020 presidential election. The reports of fraud have understandably made many Georgia voters doubt the security of their elections.

Dinesh D’Souza’s popular documentary, “2000 Mules,” cited evidence from the election integrity group, True the Vote. According to the evidence presented in the film, Georgia was allegedly one of several states targeted by a nationwide ballot trafficking conspiracy.

However, the secretary of state’s office has said they are committed to maintaining election integrity in the Peach State. For example, in May, Raffensperger announced that his office would check the citizenship status of all voter registration applicants who were “tagged as potential noncitizens by the Department of Driver Services.”

Raffensperger stated, “Just like our citizenship check and our photo-ID requirement, voter list maintenance is one of the tools that makes Georgia number one for Election Integrity. Our office is committed to having the most up-to-date voter records in the country. This cuts down on lines and helps ensure voters arrive at the correct precinct.”

Raffensperger’s office also noted that 154,588 voters had been identified through filing National Change of Address notices with the United States Post Office, while 45,686 voters had moved to a different county within Georgia. 32,820 voters moved out of state, the press release added.

Additionally, voters who confirmed their moves out of state will be removed from Georgia voter rolls.

“These voters will be mailed confirmation notices at their new addresses. If the voter confirms the move, they will be removed from the voter rolls. Voters who do not respond to the notice will be placed into inactive status,” Raffensperger’s office stated.

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