Is Ohio Illegally Purging Voters?

May 30, 2017 | | U.S. News & World Report |

Tackling yet another issue related to voting rights, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a case involving an Ohio procedure for purging inactive voters from registration rolls in the state. [...]

"Ohio's practice of purging infrequent voters from the rolls has prevented countless eligible Ohioans from casting their votes and making their voices heard, and violates the National Voter Registration Act," Brenda Wright, vice president of policy and legal strategies at Demos – a think tank which filed the initial lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiffs, along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio – said in a statement Tuesday.

"The NVRA clearly prohibits states from systematically preventing eligible persons from exercising their right to vote by removing voters from the rolls based on their failure to vote," Wright said. "We are confident that the Supreme Court will confirm Congress' considered and bipartisan judgment on this issue by affirming the [appellate court's] well-reasoned decision."