Canceling your voter registration

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 “allows the removal of a registrant’s name from the list of eligible voters, provided the information is confirmed in writing by the registrant.” It is not difficult to locate the appropriate government office to notify, as the United States Election Assistance Commission has compiled a directory identifying the entities to contact for each state.

This is the process I would use for canceling voter’s registration:

Step 1

Locate the appropriate entity to notify by clicking on the Election Assistance Commission’s Election Directory for Cancellation Notices.

Here are the cancellation ‘rules’ in the Ohio Revised Code:

3503.21 Occurrences resulting in cancellation of registration.

The filing by a registered elector [voter] of a written request with a board of elections, on a form prescribed by the secretary of state and signed by the elector [voter], that the registration be canceled. The filing of such a request does not prohibit an otherwise qualified elector [voter] from reregistering to vote at any time.

If you don’t have access to a computer, just call the office of the Secretary of State in your state. They will be able to tell you what is needed.

Step 2

Do an online search for a cancellation form for the location on the list that applies to you. If you cannot find the form, contact the entity listed in the directory and request one.

Example of voter registration cancellation notice for Ohio

Step 3

Fill out the form, sign it and save a copy for your records.

NOTE: On the cancellation form for LA County, there was a non-citizen box to check. On the Ohio form there was not. So as I live in Ohio, I wrote the following above my name:

“This cancellation represents a declaration of my non US citizen political status.”

Step 4

Mail it in.

To nullify the only truly voluntary action we take that obligates us to the corporate commercial entity currently called ‘government’ – is a very important first step towards regaining unalienable rights.