Many people think once they register to vote they will stay on the voting rolls. But federal law allows the purging of inactive voters, people who have not voted for approximately eight years.
NewsChannel 5 Investigates reviewed purging data from Davidson County.
We found more than 19,000 people have been purged for inactivity in the last three years. That number does not include people who have died or people who are felons.
Critics claim purging for inactivity has the greatest impact on people in lower income communities.