SEC Sends Notice To Inactive Voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 6, 2009) – In an ongoing effort to maintain the integrity of South Carolina’s statewide voter registration list, the State Election Commission this week is sending notice to more than 120,000 inactive voters throughout the state. The purpose of the postcard is to reach out to voters who haven’t voted in the past four years to determine if they still resde at the address where registered.

The vast majority of South Carolina’s 2.6 million voters will be unaffected by the mailing. Anyone who has voted in an election since November 2004 or registered to vote during that time will not receive the notice. Anyone who has not voted since November 2004, about five percent of the state’s registered voters, will receive the notice.

The SEC asks card recipients to respond by checking one of three boxes: