“I am committed to protecting the voting process here in Indiana by making sure that each county has accurate voter registration lists,” Lawson (R) said in a statement. “By updating these records or adding them to the inactive list, we are one step closer to getting a more accurate picture of voter turnout and protecting the integrity of our elections.”
More than 5 million postcards were sent out in two mailings by Lawson’s office since May asking voters to update their information. Only 47,493 postcards have been filled out and returned by voters from the most recent mailing, while about 450,208 have been returned from the post office with addresses marked undeliverable.
Voters with “inactive” voter registration files will still be eligible to vote up until 2016, but will have to vote or update their information to prevent having their records being removed from poll lists.