NVRA Cancellation Process Final Report
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The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires that each state conduct a general program that makes a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists of eligible voters. The NVRA also requires that these ineligible voters be removed no later that 90 days prior to the date of a General Election.
In June 2003, the Board of Elections conducted a National Change of Address (NCOA) & Supplemental Confirmation Notice Mailing, which was required by the National Voter Registration Act, including two federal elections.
The NCOA program compares voter files with the U.S. Postal Service’s NCOA records to identify voters who have moved in the 24 month period since the last NCOA mailing, which was in 2001. The Supplemental Program identified voters who did not vote in an election during the period beginning May 8, 2001 and ending May 6, 2003 and did not engage in any voter activity during the same period.
Voters identified in the NCOA and Supplemental programs were mailed a Confirmation Notice on October 11, 2003. Any inactive voter records where the confirmation notice was not returned or the notice was returned undeliverable are required to be purged. The purge must take place after the four year anniversary of the 2003 mailing.
As a result, the Board of Elections conducted the purge of the voter registration records from the 2003 NCOA process. These records were removed on August 5, 2008 as required by law.
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Voter registration by ward in Cleveland before cancellation
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Voter registration by ward in Cleveland after cancellation
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