Voters to receive registration postcards soon

Residents will soon find a postcard in their mailbox as part of a statewide effort to update voter registration lists.

Postcards are being sent out by the Indiana Secretary of State’s office as part of an attempt to update the state’s voter registration list and find any record that is outdated or invalid, according to a news release from the Secretary of State’s office.

If a postcard arrives and is addressed to a former resident, people should write “no longer lives here,” then send the card back. If the address information is accurate, voters don’t need to do anything.

“Updating these records helps us create a more accurate picture of voter turnout for the state, while protecting the integrity of our elections,” Secretary of State Connie Lawson said in the news release.

“Hoosiers deserve to know we have accurate voter lists.”

During the last election cycle in 2014, the post card program confirmed that 731,585 records either were invalid or needed updated, the release said.