Check Your Voter StatusPosted: July 1, 2022
Yesterday my friend Jan alerted me to a topic that was treading on Twitter. Apparently lots of people have been removed from voter rolls in many states. It is not unusual for clerks to update voter rolls. They are supposed to only remove people who have died or moved. Some overly active clerks could remove people who they should not. If this happens to you, you would not be notified and might not find out until you go to vote and it might be too late to do anything about this, thus being denied your right to vote.
I have a friend in Georgia who in the 2020 election had quite a lot of trouble with their voter registration as well as that of their adult children. It seemed fishy then that they had been registered and then suddenly were not. Of course they only found out after it was too late to do anything about it in time to vote.
Your voter registration is a public record. It is important to check your registration and verify everything is OK.
Here is a step-by-step guide about how to do it.
First go to USA.gov
On the home page scroll down just a bit and click on Voting and Elections
On the next page click on Voter registration
Next page click Confirm you’re registered to vote
Next page click Confirm you voter registration status
Next page click How to Check your voter registration status. When you expand that click the “Can I vote” link
That brings you to the can I vote page and click voter registration status
This bring you to the page where you use the pull down menu to find your state, and from there you will get to a place where you input your name and info to check to see if you are registered.
As in all things government it is way too many steps just to verify if you are registered, but it is worth doing regularly. Especially at least a month before any primary or election.