The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is currently undertaking a major voter list maintenance project for all Georgia counties. The Camden County Board of Elections & Registration (BoER) encourages Camden County residents to respond to any correspondence from our office seeking to confirm their status as an active Camden County voter.
To date, Camden County has moved 1,108 voters off of the Inactive List. This local action is part of the statewide effort to reclassify voters who remain in the system but who have not been active in the last five years.
While voting rolls are routinely updated to remove convicted felons and deceased voters, there are numerous other reasons that an elector would have “no contact” with their local election office and therefore be placed on the Inactive Voter List or removed from the voter roll altogether. Georgia law requires election officials to mail a confirmation notice to these “no contact” voters.
Individuals receiving a notification can return the pre-paid postage notice to avoid being classified as Inactive. If the elector has not changed addresses out of the area or has changed addresses within the county or municipality in which the elector is currently registered, the elector must return the card with the updated information within 30 days after the date of the notice.
If the card is not returned within 30 days after the date of the notice, the elector's name shall be transferred to the Inactive Voter List. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-234 Please note that an Inactive Voter status does not prevent an elector from casting a ballot during an election. O.C.G.A. § 21-2-235
Many voters don’t even realize they have been labeled as Inactive in the system. Voters that remain Inactive for two additional election cycles will be mailed another notice asking for confirmation of registration. Cancellation of their voter registration will occur should there be no response to the second notice.
Individuals concerned about being removed from the voter rolls, or being placed on the Inactive Voter List, should respond to the confirmation notice. Visiting the Georgia My Voter Page (MVP) at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do allows voters to check their registration status, change their address, print a voter registration card, or register to vote.
Georgia is a member of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), an interstate partnership of 30 states and the District of Columbia focused on maintaining accurate voter rolls. Please consider checking your voter eligibility status at least 30 days prior to an election.