Justices, Sharply Divided, Say Ohio's Voter Registration Purges are Lawful

The National Law Journal

Ohio’s process for updating its voter registration rolls does not violate the National Voter Registration Act, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Representing the challengers, Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center, countered that there were more reliable ways to determine whether someone had moved, for example, checking records at the post office and motor vehicle departments.

More than half of Ohio voters don’t vote over a two-year period and 70 percent of people who receive notices from the state do not return them, Smith told the justices.

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