- By Jacob Wright
- Posted Thursday, January 8, 2015
Elections Office to Identify Inactive Voters
The Forsyth County Board of Elections has mailed over 29,000 address confirmation cards. Here’s what you need to know.
The Forsyth County Board of Elections office has begun it’s biennial list maintenance process in compliance with North Carolina Law (NCGS 163-82.14). No-contact address confirmation cards have been mailed to 29,095 registered voters in Forsyth County who have not voted or had any type of contact with the Board of Elections since the last two Federal General Elections. These cards will help to identify citizens who have moved outside of Forsyth County and who may no longer be eligible to vote using their existing voter registration.
Should you receive one of these cards in the mail please carefully follow the directions on the postage paid card and return it to our office within 30 days. Failure to return the card will result in your voter registration record being marked as inactive. This will also apply to any cards returned by the Postal Service as undeliverable.
If your voter registration record is made inactive you are still eligible to vote; however, you may need to update information on your record before voting in the next election. Voters who are listed inactive for two Federal Elections will be removed from the list of registered voters.
Should you receive one of these cards at your address for someone who no longer resides there please do not discard this mailing. In this situation please mark the card “not at this address” and place it back in the mail (no postage required). This helps ensure an accurate and current voter registration roll in Forsyth County.