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Limited Time to Check Inactive Voter List

More than 150,000 voters have been deemed inactive by Boards of Elections in Ohio’s 88 counties and voters have a limited time to review the list for errors.

While voter purges are a regular part of Ohio’s elections system, this year, the 88 local boards were required to collect and submit their data to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. LaRose’s office has published a “last chance” list.

Boards of Elections have until July 22 to complete their purges, which means there is time for voters to take action if they are on the list but shouldn’t be.

Voters are considered inactive if they filled out a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service signaling that they have moved out of the county. They can also be on the list if they have not voted at their registered address in the past four years.

To check if you are on the list, visit If you are on the list by mistake, update your voter registration at, by mail, or in person at your local Board of Elections.

Submitting an absentee ballot application will also trigger an update to your registration. Voters mistakenly included on the purged list who miss the July 22 deadline will need to reregister by Oct. 7 in order to vote Nov. 5.

Learn more on the Secretary of State’s website by clicking here