COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE PURGES 11,022 INACTIVE VOTERS FROM ROLLS

COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE PURGES 11,022 INACTIVE VOTERS FROM ROLLS

The Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office has purged 11,022 inactive voters from its roster. Inactive voters are identified when mail from the Bureau of Elections is returned and the voter fails thereafter to vote for four consecutive years.

Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins said that prior to the 2008 General Election in November, Doña Ana County was showing more than 25,000 voters as inactive. Of those, nearly 13,000 cast votes on Nov. 4, thereby regaining active status.

Ellins said that with the purge complete, the remaining 200 voters who appear to be inactive will be purged if they fail to vote in the next two to four years.

Voters purged from the roster must re-register in order to recover their ability to vote in future elections.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.