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Ohio Elections Chief Launches New Idle Voter Purge Process

Ohio secretary of state Frank LaRose speaks during a media tour of the Delaware County Board of Elections in Delaware, Ohio, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.
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Ohio secretary of state Frank LaRose speaks during a media tour of the Delaware County Board of Elections in Delaware, Ohio, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.

Ohio's elections chief has launched an effort to purge inactive voters from state rolls.

The state's Republican secretary of state Frank LaRose has directed Ohio's 88 county elections boards this week to begin the four-year process of identifying voters who have been inactive the past two years.

The process also looks at a database identifying voters whose addresses may have changed and whose voter registration must be updated to reflect the move.

Inactive voters can keep themselves on the rolls by voting in any election in the next four years, submitting an absentee ballot application, registering to vote or taking other election-related steps.