Ohio voters purged from rolls will have new chance at registering

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose plans to reach out to residents recently purged from the state's voting rolls.

A spokesperson for LaRose's office said Monday that voter-registration cards will be mailed to an estimated 267,000 residents who were removed in January after not responding to a "last chance" notice from predecessor Jon Husted.

LaRose has said he hopes to improve state voting rolls in order to reduce the likelihood of someone being removed.

LaRose and Husted, who is now Ohio's lieutenant governor, are Republicans.