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Voter Registration Roll Maintenance

  • If a voter has not voted in (2) two federal elections, they should be mailed a form to confirm their registration. If the voter does not reply, their registration should be cancelled.

  • State agencies should furnish information pertaining to deceased persons, and persons convicted of a felony monthly to the Secretary of State.

  • The Qualified Voter File (QVF) or any data similar “should be checked” routinely against NCOA (National Change of Address) rather than “may be checked” by local clerks.

  • The Qualified Voter File (QVF) should be routinely checked against the Social Security Death Index & driver’s license databases.

  • The Secretary of State should be required to maintain monthly snapshots of the state’s voter files for at least (6) six years.

  • The Secretary of State should be required to report annually to the state legislature regarding all list maintenance actions taken with an annual cleanup of the voter rolls.

Summary: Surveys indicate bipartisan support for maintaining accurate registration rolls. In Michigan, the Secretary of State acknowledged prior to the 2020 election, that 500,000 ineligible voters needed to be removed from the Qualified Voter File (QVF). After the election, only 177,000 names were removed. Why the discrepancy? And why did it take a federal lawsuit to push for this necessary, though incomplete, action?

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