Ohio's elections chief says more than 275,000 inactive voters in the state are about to get their final opportunity to keep from dropping off the rolls.

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Outgoing secretary of state Jon Husted said that's the total number of so-called "last chance mailings" going out from county election boards as part of Ohio's process for keeping its list of eligible voters up-to-date.

Civil rights groups unsuccessfully challenged Ohio's stringent maintenance procedures as a voter purge. The United States Supreme Court rejected their arguments in June, finding Ohio hadn't violated a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters.

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Husted's spokesman said last chance mailings are intended as a reminder to inactive voters. Those responding properly will remain registered. He says those who drop off can reregister online.

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