New Mexico starts process to purge voter lists

Created: 08/04/2014 10:45 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The secretary of state's office is sending out postcards to about 186,000 New Mexicans seeking to confirm their voter registration address.
The mailings going out this week could ultimately lead to people being purged from voter registration rolls in 2017, if their postcard is returned as undeliverable and they don't vote in the next two years or update their address.
Bureau of Election Director Bobbi Shearer said the mailings will not affect anyone's ability to vote in the upcoming general election.
She also said the office is following federal law in starting the process to clean up voter registration rolls.
Those receiving the postcards include voters who've filed a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service or had election-related mail returned as undeliverable.

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