Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute


Under 52 U.S.C. § 20507 can Ohio remove folks from the voter rolls by sending them a letter and waiting two cycles?1

  1. We talked about this case in Episode 46. More information about the case can be found here

7-2 Institute

5-4 Ohio

5-4 the Institute

Case Outcome

5-4 Ohio/Husted


Voters who have not voted for two years are sent notices to confirm their registration. If the state receives no response and these individuals do not vote over the next four years, they are ultimately removed from the rolls.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 prohibits “the removal of the name of any personal from the official list of voters . . . by reason of the person’s failure to vote.” The 6th Circuit struck down Ohio’s rules, holding that the failure to vote is what triggers the removal from the voter rolls.

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