Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act requires states to (1) conduct a general voter registration list maintenance program that includes a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible registrants from the official voter registration list, (2) to conduct any systematic removal of ineligible registrants not later than 90 days prior to the date of the primary or general election for
a Federal office, and (3) to have list maintenance programs or activities
that are uniform, non-discriminatory, and in compliance with the Voting
Rights Act of 1965.
This report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation outlines the best ways that election officials can achieve these requirements.
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