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  •  FWIW, it's 'implied' by the motor voter law (3+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, elwior, Sylv

    As far as I know, federal law doesn't say anything about "inactive voters." It does say that if registration records indicate that a voter has moved, the voter should be allowed to vote at the polling place upon affirming to an election official that s/he is still at the same address.

    As far as I know, federal law doesn't really specify whether and how pollworkers are supposed to be informed who these voters are. The system in Arizona sounds like it "should" work; I don't know about other states.

    •  "Should" and "Implied". No, it doesn't sound (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, HudsonValleyMark

      like I'll be relying on 'Plan B'.

      I've missed calling back the county recorder this afternoon, but will be doing it first thing in the AM. As a matter of fact I may just go down there in person.

      When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. - Mark Twain

      by Late Again on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 04:06:47 PM PDT

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      •  the reason I mention it is... (1+ / 0-)
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        I imagine some people getting to the polls, finding that their names aren't among the active voters, and assuming that they have been "purged" and there is nothing they can do. It ain't necessarily so.

        But it's much better to avoid the situation -- and to do whatever you reasonably can to help others avoid it.

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