Voter Registration Resources for Local Election Officials

From voter caging to voter suppression -- and everything in between -- we offer voter registration resources for local election officials to reference.

For the 2018 Midterms elections, 46 states will hold elections on Tuesday, November 6th for 6,066 legislative races, 36 governorships and 106 legislative referendums, according to the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) StateVote 2018 online guide.

Access voter registration resources and news in the this overview.

Overview of Voter Rolls News & Resources
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NCSL offers a number of helpful resources, including an overview of voter list accuracy -- the processes and actions that election officials take to keep voter registration rolls, or eligible voter lists, accurate and up-to-date.

Voter roll cleaning practices vary from region to region, and state to state, but when the Supreme Court sided with Ohio that its process for removing inactive voters did not violate federal laws, several other states indicated they would follow suit, according to NCSL.

In Ohio, local election officials send notices out to voters that do not cast ballots after a two-year period. If they do not respond to the notice, and then don't vote over the next four years, they are dropped from the official list of registered voters.

Since the beginning of 2018, states have reviewed voter registration restriction bills and actions. In some cases, legal actions have overturned canceled voter registrations.

While 2018 voting media highlights have included stories about voter purging, voter caging and voter suppression, states have been broadcasting public service announcements encouraging or explaining voter registration:

Recently, President Donald Trump tweeted a warning about voter fraud penalty enforcement:

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