The Fayette County Board of Elections is getting ready to send out 600 confirmation notices to residents who may need to update their voter registration address.
“If they get that notice, it’s important they respond to that right away,” said Jamie Brooks, Fayette County Board of Elections Deputy Director.
The confirmation notice is to ensure that everyone’s voter registration is current and not subject to cancellation under federal laws.
Data is taken from the post office and voter registrations and is then compared. Data that doesn’t match will generate a notice to the Board of Elections.
“A lot of people forget to update their address with us,” said Beth Ann Snyder, Fayette County Board of Elections Director.
Snyder said sometimes when people move they think when they update their address at the post office it will automatically update at the Board of Elections, but that’s not the case.
“If the system sees someone has turned in a change of address at the post office, but we have a different address on file, it notifies us,” said Brooks.
Snyder said they are sending out 600 notices to voters in Fayette County.
“If you get one please respond ASAP,” said Snyder. “We need to get them processed.”
“They need to respond. It’s going to affect their voting status. They are still eligible to vote, but we need that updated information,” said Brooks.
According to the confirmation notice, whoever commits election falsification is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree.
Those who have not updated their voter registration address by Oct. 11 may be required to cast a provisional ballot when they appear on Election Day at their correct voting location.
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