Little change expected locally
MOUNT VERNON — In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday upholding Ohio’s practice of purging voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots, not much is likely to change, at least locally.
Knox County Board of Elections Director Kim Horn said the process used in Ohio since at least 1994, involves sending notices to voters who have shown no voting activity for two years (such as voting or signing a petition). If the board receives no response, then in four years, voters who have still had no activity can be purged from the rolls.
Horn said the local board has received no communication from Secretary of State John Husted. However, Husted issued a statement after the decision was announced, calling it “a victory for electoral integrity.”