Indiana counties have done their best to help clear voter registration lists of any outdated voter information.
Thanks to funding from the General Assembly in 2014, postcards were sent to voters throughout Indiana that year to be returned correcting any information as needed. A second forwardable postcard was sent to each of the voters whose first postcard was returned. Voters who did not update outdated voter registration information had their record at the address marked as “inactive”. If the inactive records were not updated or the voter did not vote from that address at any election held in 2014, 2015 or 2016, that registration record was canceled after the November 2016 election.
The voter’s name is only removed when counties receive information that the voter is deceased or otherwise disqualified, otherwise the voter’s name stays on the list at that address indefinitely.
According to Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, 481,235 voter registrations state-wide have been canceled through this process. County voter registration officials continue to do voter list maintenance work every day updating voter registration information of voters who have moved, died or had a name change.
If residents want to register to vote, or update or verify voter registration information, do so online at www.indianavoters.com.