State of Wisconsin Mails Postcards to Inactive Voters

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Nearly 300,000 Wisconsin residents who have not voted in the past four years will receive a postcard titled “Notice of Suspension” this week.

It asks voters if they wish to remain active in the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS). Voters have one month to contact their municipal clerk with a return postcard to maintain their active status on the voter list. Voters who do not respond to the postcard, or whose postcard is returned as undeliverable by the Post Office, will be marked as inactive on the voter list.

The Government Accountability Board is conducting the required four-year voter record maintenance process on behalf of all but one of Wisconsin’s 1,852 municipal clerks.

“This is an official mailing, and voters can be assured it is not a scam or identity theft scheme,” said Kevin J. Kennedy, director and general counsel of the G.A.B. “State and federal law require inactive voters to be removed from the statewide voter list. This is just one of several measures the Board takes regularly to ensure the integrity of voting in Wisconsin.”

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