Resources to Combat Voter Purges Emerge as Voting Registration Deadlines Arrive
Tuesday is the voter registration deadline to vote in 14 states, including Georgia, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio, and there are resources and efforts underway to help voters combat all kinds of Republican-backed voter suppression—from purge notices and ID requirements to legal challenges.
Don’t Get Purged, for instance, helps voters check to see if their names are on the voter rolls. Overseas and military voters can check the Overseas Vote initiative. Websites also help pinpoint the voter purge efforts in states like Georgia, where more than 380,000 voters last year received a “purge notice.” Journalist Greg Palast has created a state voter purge website that helps get residents’ votes restored.
Nonpartisan groups like the Campaign Legal Center point voters to sites like RestoreYourVote.org, where people can learn about their voting rights.
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