Purge of voter rolls is not some vast conspiracy
In reply to the letter-writers’ question of why purge the voter rolls, “State shouldn’t purge people from voting rolls,” June 30, I say why would you not?
An example of 100,000 names purged would reveal that 67,286 were purged because the submitted an change of address form to the Post office, another 34,227 were purged because mail from the Elections board came back as ‘return to sender’, and only 300 were purged because the had not voted for two general elections and did not respond to an inquiry from the elections board. In addition another 18,486 were removed because of data that they had died.
This is not some vast conspiracy; this is reasonable upkeep of the voter rolls to reduce the potential for fraud and prevent voting in two locations and voting for the deceased.
MICHAEL G. MITCHELL, MARIETTA