is a process that helps states and counties maintain and update voter rolls and data by canceling registrations for voters who are no longer eligible.
Voters who have died
Voters who have moved out of state
When does it become a problem?
Political parties and partisan groups have used wrongful voter purging to disenfranchise voters and manipulate elections for decades.
The Voter Rights Act of 1965 sought to address voter suppression via nationwide legislation and enforcement.
Shelby County v. Holder alters which areas fall under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, making it easier for states with a history of voter discrimination to utilize voter purging.