41,000 names purged from voter rolls

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — FARZAD MASHHOOD, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

Travis County’s voter reg­is­tra­tion of­fice got rid of more than 41,000 names from voter rolls last week as part of a bi­en­nial process meant to keep ac­cu­rate records.

The of­fice an­nounced the purge Thurs­day, say­ing it had re­moved 41,505 vot­ers who did not re­spond to mailed in­quiries and whose voter cer­tifi­cates and other cor­re­spon­dence have been re­turned by the postal ser­vice.

The of­fice re­moved 40,349 names in 2010; 35,709 vot­ers in 2008 and 45,774 vot­ers in 2006.

Vot­ers who have been purged from county records can reg­is­ter again. The next county-con­ducted elec­tion is May 11; to vote in that, reg­is­tra­tion must be sent in by April 11. Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able at travis­coun­ty­tax.org, li­braries or post of­fices, among other places.

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