“Elections officials sent the letters based on information compiled by the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, a coalition of 28 states and Washington, D.C. that tries to keep voter rolls as accurate as possible.
ERIC flags voters who file address changes with the post office or register vehicles at new addresses. In some cases their information is faulty and the voters haven’t moved. For instance, people could be flagged as having moved if they registered a vehicle at a business address instead of their home address.
Voters who are removed from the voter rolls, whether correctly or mistakenly, can regain the ability to cast ballots by re-registering online, at their clerk’s office or at the polls on election day. Be sure to bring documents to prove who you are and where you live.
We will be clarifying criteria that would trigger the purging of a voter registration.
What we know now:
- If a person moved and didn’t vote for four years they would be purged.
- They would be notified first.
There is a significant percentage of purged registrations that have been done in error. If you feel that you should not have been purged, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Wisconsin Democratic Party is working on developing resources and support for this issue. We will provide more information when available.