Registered SC voters who haven't voted in 4 years to be sent confirmation cards

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Friday, May 31, 2019

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The South Carolina State Elections Commission is sending out notices to about 75,000 registered voters throughout the state to confirm their voter status ahead of the election year.

Aiken County has about 2,900 registered voters these cards were sent to, and the county Voter Registration & Board of Elections wants to make sure everyone responds.

The purpose is to check whether voters who haven't voted in the past four years still live at their listed address where they are registered. Usually, when the cards are not returned, the voters have moved.

Anyone who voted in the 2016 or 2018 elections, any local elections, or has updated their address will not receive one of these cards.

The State Elections Commission is asking the people who receive these cards under their name respond by checking one of the following boxes:

  • Please leave my name on the voter list

  • I moved and wish to have my name removed from the voter list in South Carolina

  • My address has changed (voters checking this box are asked to provide their new address)

Voters should sign, date and return the pre-addressed, postage-paid postcard within 90 days.  Voters who fail to return the postcard, and who do not vote in an election in the next four years, will be removed from the state’s list of active, registered voters.

Those people removed from the list will still be permitted to vote if they are still eligible.

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