Commonwealth Policy Center

The Kentucky State Board of Elections placed over 150,000 Kentucky voters on the inactive list. The state was ordered to do this by a federal judge because Kentucky was not in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act which requires states to remove inactive voters from their rosters—many of whom have either died or moved out of the district. Those on the inactive list will still be able to vote this November but will be removed in 2022 if they don’t vote or update their information. The Kentucky Democratic Party said the move causes them “irreparable harm.” But maybe they should ask the bigger question: what impact do outdated voter rolls have on election integrity?