Raffensperger Continues Comprehensive Off-Year List Maintenance Effort
Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is announcing the next step in his comprehensive, non-federal election year list-maintenance effort across Georgia. This week, county election offices mailed notices to Georgia voters who have filed a National Change of Address (NCOA) form with the US Postal Service. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 8.4% of all Americans move each year, with many filing these NCOA forms. 185,208 notices are being sent to voters, reflecting 100,685 voters who filed Out-of-State National Change of Address forms, and 84,523 Out-of-County National Change of Address forms. Voters who do not respond to these mailers will be moved to an Inactive status after 50 days if no response is received by their election office. Any voter who receives a notice and still resides at their listed address should return the postage-paid notice.
Additionally, the Secretary of State mailed 37,285 postcards to voters using information received from Georgia’s membership in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). These are voters who have not filed an NCOA but appear to have moved based on data from the Department of Driver Services. Voters who receive these postcards are prompted to go to My Voter Page to confirm their address information and submit a change of address request, if needed. They are not moved to Inactive status if they do not respond to these postcards.
So far this year, there have been 679,749 pieces of mail sent to voters as part of Georgia’s robust list maintenance efforts.
“Georgia is #1 for clean voter rolls and thanks to our membership in ERIC and interstate voter data agreements, 2024 will achieve maximum election integrity,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “Georgia elections are a model to the nation.”
Georgia will continue to conduct list maintenance throughout this year in preparation for the 2024 election cycle, a continuation of robust steps taken by Secretary Raffensperger to ensure the most accurate voter records as Georgia heads into the 2024 Presidential election.
Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 17 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, and 2022. 2022 achieved the largest single day of in-person early voting turnout in Georgia midterm history utilizing Georgia’s secure, paper ballot voting system. Most recently, Georgia ranked #1 for Election Integrity by the Heritage Foundation, a top ranking for Voter Accessibility by the Center for Election Innovation & Research and tied for number one in Election Administration by the Bipartisan Policy Center.