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Four-Year Voter Record Maintenance Process Update: Inactivation of Voters Who Did Not Respond to Notice of Suspension of Registration

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June 10, 2011
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Nathaniel E. Robinsion, Elections Division Administrator
Notice to Clerks that 4yr voter record maintenance inactivation will occur Friday June 10.pdf33.48 KB

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This Four-Year Voter Record Maintenance Update is For Your Information!

The 2010-2011 Four-Year Voter Record Maintenance process is almost complete.   Based on information in SVRS, of the 240, 505 postcards mailed, 52,418 (22%) postcards were returned to as undeliverable, 14,636 (6%) postcards were returned requesting continuation, and 173,451 (72%) postcards have not been recorded in the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) as returned.  Please make these recordings in SVRS immediately.  Relier clerks are reminded to forward any returned Four-Year Voter Record Maintenance postcards to their Provider clerk for processing.  Clerks should continue to record the returned mailing even after the voter records have been updated to inactive status.

On today (Friday, June 10, 2011), the Government Accountability Board (G.A.B.) staff will run a batch process in the SVRS to inactivate the voter records of individuals who did not respond to the Notice of Suspension of Registration sent on April 29, 2011.   Voters who did not respond will be given a status of “Inactive – 4 Year Maintenance” in SVRS.  Voters whose records were recorded as returned undeliverable will also be given the status “Inactive – 4 Year Maintenance.”

Clerks viewing voters in SVRS will see that some of their voters have the status of “Inactive – 4 Year Maintenance.”  On or before Wednesday, June 14, 2011, staff will send a list of inactivated voters to each municipality and county.  The list will include who were voters sent postcards as part of the Four-Year Voter Record Maintenance process and the voter’s current status.

For additional detailed instruction on the Four-Year Voter Record Maintenance please refer to the G.A.B. website, or contact the G.A.B. Help Desk at (608) 261-2028.  Thank you.