Election officials say most of the canceled registrations involve people who have moved or died.
The Ohio League of Women Voters has been critical of the “purge.”
“For the first time in Ohio’s contentious process of removing infrequent voters from the voter registration rolls, Secretary LaRose provided ‘purge’ list to voting rights groups. Immediately, the League of Women Voters of Ohio and allies discovered serious data errors, which if left unaddressed, would result in the wrongful disenfranchisement of eligible Ohioans,” said Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio.
The Secretary of State's office has a webpage where people can check on their voting status and get more information at https://www.sos.state.oh.us/registrationreset/