State of Kentucky

Kentucky Voter Purge Challenge

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth v. Adams

Lawsuit filed by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth against Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams (R) and several members of the Kentucky State Board of Elections challenging the state’s process for removing voters from its voter registration rolls. In Kentucky, voters can be removed from the state’s voter rolls within five days of the board receiving notice from another state or local government that the voter has registered to vote in another jurisdiction. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth claims these removals violate Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which states that a voter can only be removed from a state’s voter rolls for a change in residence if the voter themself provides written confirmation of the move, or if they fail to respond to a mailed notice from the state. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth asks the court to ban Kentucky from purging a voter from the state’s voter rolls for a change of residence without receiving the voter’s written confirmation of the move or providing the voter with notice. 

STATUS: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth filed their complaint on June 28, 2024. The defendants have not responded yet.

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