Another voter purge effort, led by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, has lost steam after almost 90 percent of the 4,000 voters who were flagged as “noncitizens” were verified. Think Progress reports that Gessler still plans to turn 141 names that are still in question to county clerks, “who may challenge them at the polls or when they receive absentee ballots.”
While it is important to keep voter rolls clean, state officials should make sure eligible citizens are not wrongfully blocked from voting, particularly before an election. Learn more about how states can maintain current and accurate voter rolls here.
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