Why Did I Get A Notice Questioning My Address?

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The annual canvass of voters has started.  The purpose of the mandated canvass is to ascertain changes of voters’ residence.  It runs from January 1 to May 1. (§9-32, CT Reg 9-32)

A Confirmation of Voter’s Residence (CVR) notice will be mailed out to Suffield registered voters who may have moved according to the National Change of Address System of the U.S. Postal Service (NCOALink), the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) and Property Transfer List.  Also, those who have not voted in the last four elections will receive a notice. 

If you receive a CVR notice please respond within 30 days.  If no response after 30 days the voter’s active status will change to inactive.   

The NCOALink is a product of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), a secure dataset of permanent change-of-address records used to provide updated and accurate addresses for individuals, families, and businesses.  Suffield’s voters’ names and addresses are compared to the NCOA list. Voters’ with conflicting addresses are sent a notice. 

ERIC is a non-profit organization with the sole mission of assisting states to improve the accuracy of America’s voter rolls and increase access to voter registration for all eligible citizens.  ERIC is governed and managed by the 31 states plus D.C. who have chosen to join.  

Per state statute 9-35(e) the name of an elector, who has not voted in two consecutive federal elections, shall be placed on the inactive registry list.  Suffield’s Registrars will first send these voters a CVR notice.  If a response is received the voter will remain on the active voter list. Please respond within 30 days if you receive a CVR notice using the self-addressed stamped envelope provided with the notice!

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