Raffensperger Continues to Lead on Voter List Maintenance
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is announcing continued success in ensuring Georgia’s voter lists are the cleanest in the nation, adding to routine and legally required updates to the non-election year list maintenance effort. 82,077 voters have been identified as potentially moved out of state, and they are being mailed notices prompting them to cancel their registration if they have moved. If they are still Georgia residents still living in the state, the notice allows them to confirm their address. These records have been identified through Georgia’s membership in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). If the voters do not respond to the notice in 40 days, they will be moved to Inactive status.
“Clean voter lists, achieved in partnership with ERIC, adds to our efforts in making Georgia #1 for Election Integrity. We’re using a multi-pronged strategy to ensure our voter rolls are the cleanest and most accurate in the nation, and this list maintenance activity is another example of that,” said Secretary Raffensperger.
Since joining ERIC in 2019, Georgia has mailed 578,096 notices to voters who have potentially moved out of state, not including the most recent mailing of 82,077. From those previous mailings, there have been 104,005 records that have been canceled, and another 305,110 registrations have been placed into Inactive status. Those 305,110 registrations will be cancelled in 2025 unless they have voter activity between now and then. Without ERIC, Georgia would not have access to the most secure, reliable, and large-scale voter registration maintenance tool.
Georgia will continue to conduct list maintenance throughout this year in preparation for the 2024 election cycle, a continuation of robust steps taken by Secretary Raffensperger to ensure the most accurate voter records as Georgia heads into the 2024 Presidential election.
In the table below, you can find more information listing the number of notices mailed to voters in each state, based on records reflecting the move:
Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 17 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, and 2022. 2022 achieved the largest single day of in-person early voting turnout in Georgia midterm history utilizing Georgia’s secure, paper ballot voting system. Most recently, Georgia ranked #1 for Election Integrity by the Heritage Foundation, a top ranking for Voter Accessibility by the Center for Election Innovation & Research and tied for number one in Election Administration by the Bipartisan Policy Center.