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SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Ohio's Method For Purging Voter Rolls

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SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Ohio's Method For Purging Voter Rolls
In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled Ohio is complying with requirements laid out in the National Voter Registration Act.
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the method the state of Ohio uses to remove names from its voter registration lists does not violate federal law.

In Ohio, if a person does not vote in a federal election, they're sent a notice. If they don't respond to that notice and skip out on the next two general elections, they get taken off the voter rolls. 

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Ohio is complying with requirements laid out in the National Voter Registration Act.

In his majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote, "We have no authority to second-guess Congress or to decide whether Ohio's Supplemental Process is the ideal method for keeping its voting rolls up to date."

Some other states such as Georgia, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania use similar methods for removing inactive voters from their voter registration lists.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.