41,000 names purged from voter rolls
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.