Final notices go out to thousands of inactive Ohio voters

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - More than 275,000 inactive voters across the state of Ohio are getting "last-chance" mailings to stay registered.

Secretary of State Jon Husted's office says all county election boards are sending out the reminders. It's part of the state's efforts to keep its list of eligible voters up-to-date.

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down arguments from civil rights groups that the procedure was a voter "purge."

The Washington County board of elections says notices were mailed out last month.

"We got the directive at the early part of December and we mailed at that time," Deputy director Peggy Byers said, "and so now the cards have been coming back over the last few weeks."

"We actually mailed about 1400 and the last big part of that is for anyone that didn't respond or if we get your mail back as undeliverable, Saturday at noon, you will get knocked off the rolls."

Byers says around 400 people have responded so far. If you're unsure if you were removed or if you want to register, you can check online at the board of elections website or visit their office.