The Richmond County Board of Elections voted Monday to strike 24 people from voting rolls, after determining they did not live where they had registered.
After January’s meeting, the board had a list of more than 30 people it intended to challenge because their addresses of record appeared to be vacant lots or businesses. Letters were sent asking each voter to present evidence they lived at a valid address or appear before the board to provide an explanation.
Most of these voters were discovered through an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle, which shared its findings with Bailey, who also found others registered at vacant lots and businesses.
No one appeared at Monday’s meeting, but Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said about 10 people had contacted her office to update their information with a valid address or to ask to be removed from the rolls.
Bailey said the remaining 24 will be removed from voting lists and will have to provide new information if they wish to register again.