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- League of Women Voters Opposes Purging Voter Rolls based on Non-Voting
The League of Women Voters of Tennessee opposes removing voters from the voter registration list for not voting in previous elections.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled last month that Ohio's purging of voters based on not voting in previous elections violated the federal National Voter Registration Act, and last week, a federal judge ordered the state to allow the purged voters to vote in November. Tennessee, which, like Ohio, is under the jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit, follows a similar process. Demos, a public interest law firm, has formally asked Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to change Tennessee's practice of purging voter rolls based on nonvoting as well as to develop a process for voters previously purged for this reason to be allowed to vote in the November 2016 election.
The League of Women Voters strongly supports efforts to enable all eligible Tennesseans to vote. The law is the law, and Tennessee officials should follow the law and let eligible voters vote. It's just not right to block eligible citizens from voting
Click HERE to view the letter sent to Secretary Hargett by the League.
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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political candidate or party.
Established in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a highly respected organization that researches issues from many points of view and takes action on issues affecting our families and communities. Our members are men and women who want to make a difference.
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