News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 20, 2014

Indiana mails 730,000 postcards for voter update

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Officials are mailing voter registration postcards to nearly 730,000 Indiana residents in an ongoing push to remove potentially inaccurate voter registrations from the state’s voter rolls.

The postcards are being sent only to voters whose first postcards were returned in May because of undeliverable addresses. Of the initial 4.4 million postcards, 16 percent were returned to the state.

Secretary of State Connie Lawson says voters receiving the latest postcards must confirm or update their voter information by July 24 and if they don’t, they’ll be classified as inactive.

Those people can still vote, but they could be removed from voter rolls if they don’t vote again before 2017.

Lawson says millions of dead people remain on voter lists nationwide.