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The Election Commission is required by state and federal law to have a Voter Address Confirmation system in place. All states have been under this directive for the past thirteen years. This is known as the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and its purpose is to help counties maintain active voter registration information and keep office records current.
Nearly 2,000 Grundy County Voters were sent Address Verification notices from the Election Office in the last couple of months. Those receiving notices did not participate in any Elections held in our county last year.
“We urge Voters receiving the form to please complete it and return it to our office in the stamped envelope provided, said Donna Basham, Grundy County Election Administrator. “Those not returning the form are placed on the “Inactive File,” which means they still will be able to Vote but on the next Election Day, they will need to complete a separate form known as “failsafe.” Anytime on Election Day that a Voter has additional forms to complete, it is time consuming for the voter and the election worker. Under this same law, a Voter rendered “inactive” and not voting for two consecutive November Elections will be removed from the Grundy County Voting system.”