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Make sure you can still vote in D.C.!

Concerned you might no longer able to participate in the partial franchise extended to you as a registered District of Columbia voter?

This month, the city Board of Elections and Ethics moved to expunge 93,773 persons from the voter rolls, and to make sure you're not one of them, open up this 21-megabyte PDF file and see if your name appears.

To make the purge list, according to a board news release, a voter would have had to (a) "not voted in any primary, special or general election in the District since at least 2002"; (b) "not responded to notices mailed after each general election in 2004, 2006 and 2008"; (c) "had no other contact with the [BOEE] during that time, including any update of a voter registration record through the Department of Motor Vehicles or another District voter registration agency"; and (d) "had notices to their address of residence returned to [BOEE] ... by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable." All of this, the board assures, is being done in accordance with federal law.

If you want to be left on the rolls, call 202-727-2525 or e-mail director@dcboee.org.

By Mike DeBonis  |  June 25, 2010; 2:23 PM ET
Categories:  DCision 2010 , The District  
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nope, i'm still there and I have not lived in the city since the 90s. Have sent letter after letter validating I live in Maryland. still gets voter registration card at parent's house and jury summons.

Posted by: whomp1 | June 25, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

For more information, see the press release online at www.dcboee.org, reprinted below in part:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Board of Elections and Ethics today released a list of 93,773 inactive records that have been removed from its list of eligible voters as part of a comprehensive review of the voter registration database.

“None of these voters has cast a ballot in the District in at least eight years, nor responded to repeated notices from our office,” said Board spokesperson Alysoun McLaughlin. “In addition, our mail to each one of these individuals has been returned undeliverable from the U.S. Postal Service, suggesting that they no longer live at the address where they originally registered.”

The Board fulfilled all legal requirements of the National Voter Registration Act prior to removing these records from its voter registration list and no public notice of this action is required. However, the Board is publishing the list on its web site in an effort to encourage individuals whose names appear on the list to update their voter registration. “Since our mail to their last known address has been returned as undeliverable,” said McLaughlin, “we thought we would take this additional step and try to reach them using the Internet.”

The list, available online at www.dcboee.org, contains the names and addresses – along with the date of registration and the date that the voter last cast a ballot in the District – of previously registered voters who:

• Have not voted in any primary, special or general election in the District since at least 2002;
AND
• Have not responded to notices mailed after each general election in 2004, 2006 and 2008;
AND
• Have had no other contact with the Board of Elections and Ethics during that time, including any update of a voter registration record through the Department of Motor Vehicles or another District voter registration agency;
AND
• Have had notices to their address of residence returned to the Board of Elections and Ethics by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable.

…continued at http://www.dcboee.org/popup.asp?url=/pdf_files/nr_378.pdf

Posted by: AlysounMcLaughlin | June 25, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

whomp1, is your information on the PDF? If not, please send an e-mail to director@dcboee.org and I will look into it.

Posted by: AlysounMcLaughlin | June 25, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

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