How to avoid voter ‘purges’ — and why you should check your voter registration right now: Yahoo News Explains

As we enter the home stretch of the 2020 presidential election, it’s more important than ever for eligible first-time voters to register — and for those who’ve previously voted to check that their registration is still up-to-date. Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward explains that due to a controversial form of voter roll maintenance, referred by some as “voter purging,” voters who have been inactive may be surprised to find that their registration is no longer valid on Election Day.