Just ran a query against the data of the registered voters North Carolina is going to purge next month. Over 3,000 of them have voted in either the general fall election of 2014, 2016 or 2018. That means that the reason they are being purged is because the State of North Carolina thinks they moved.

Here at Ohio Voter Project, we’ve always emphasized the importance of protecting our fundamental right to vote – a right granted to us as Americans. And this importance cannot be understated. Because we live in a democratic nation, voters have a direct impact on who’s elected and the governmental changes that come along with choosing an elected official, whether on a local, state, or federal level.

Without active voters, there can be no democracy. Despite how important it is to maintain an active voter registration status, only about half of all American citizens actively participate in the voting system – much less than our previous generations did.