State to send post cards to potentially inactive voters

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Secretary of State Mac Warner is continuing a major maintenance project on the statewide voter registration list, and now, West Virginian voters should pay attention to their mailboxes.

The state has been working to identify people who may have abandoned their voter registrations, and now, the county clerk in all 55 counties will send out a postcard to those people to confirm their voting status.

Over 100,000 voters across the state will get one of these postcards. The secretary of state will only have these cards sent to people who are believed to have abandoned their voting registration for various reasons, such as residents moving or election mail being returned to sender.

If you receive one of these postcards, either scan the QR code on it or return it to the county clerk’s office.

If you don’t respond, you will be marked as inactive. You can still vote in the next two election cycles, but after that, you will no longer be an eligible voter.

For more information, reach out to the secretary of state’s office. Their number is (304)-356-2616.

Federal law requires the state to carry out this maintenance. So far, secretary of State Warner has eliminated 400,000 ineligible or abandoned voter registrations due to deaths, moving out of state, or other reasons.

There have been over three hundred thousand new voter registrations.

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