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Georgia moving forward with mass voter purge Monday

Election officials say that list maintenance helps prevent voter fraud.

ATLANTA — Georgia election officials will soon begin a mass purge of inactive voters. 

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in October released a list of over 313,000 voters whose registrations were at risk of being cancelled. They were mailed notices in November and had 30 days to respond in order to keep their registration intact. 

RELATED: State says more than 300,000 inactive voters may be dropped

A spokesman for the secretary of state says the purge will begin overnight Monday. He says the number of registrations canceled won’t be known until then. 

RELATED: New law will remove inactive voters from registration list

Critics argue that deciding not to participate in elections shouldn’t result in removal from the rolls. Election officials counter that list maintenance helps prevent voter fraud. 


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