“Not only do updated voter rolls ensure safer elections for Georgia's voters, they also cut back on waste and make the registration and voting process far more efficient,” Raffensperger said in a statement.
Voters who have moved to a new county and don't update their addresses will be considered “inactive,” and their registrations could be canceled after four years. Inactive voters can still vote if they verify their registration information.
More than 1.4 million Georgia voter registrations have been canceled since 2012 because they moved away, stopped participating in elections, died or lost their voting rights after being convicted of felonies.
County election officials will mail the notices to voters who recently reported to the U.S. Postal Service that they've changed their home addresses.
The registrations of voters who moved within the same county will be automatically updated.
Voters who moved to a new county must update their home addresses within 30 days by responding to election officials by mail, or through the Georgia Online Voter Registration System.