Postcards mailed to inactive Wisconsin voters

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Voters who haven't cast a ballot in the past four years will soon be receiving a postcard in the mail from the Wisconsin elections board.

The nearly 300,000 postcards mailed Monday are part of the Government Accountability Board's efforts to remove inactive voters from the list it maintains of those registered to vote.

The board was criticized by Republican lawmakers for not acting before the April 2 spring election to clean up the voter list. Critics say not updating the list in a timely manner can lead to fraud.

The board's director Kevin Kennedy has said that the postcards couldn't be mailed out any earlier because local elections officials hadn't yet updated who voted in November.

Voters have one month to update their voting status as active.

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