Found this story via Crooks and Liars who found it via Progress Now New Mexico:
Wood received a notice in the mail at her Santa Fe home on Tuesday. The notice directs Wood to verify her voting status with the Secretary of State's own database, "Voter View" . However, when Wood checked her voting status there, she found that her status had been changed to "INACTIVE" in this mail purge alongside a list all of the elections she has voted in since 1992, a total of 44. Wood's most recent vote was just 88 days before she received the notice sent to alleged non-voters. Wood moved from Albuquerque to her current address in Santa Fe more than 5 years ago and has voted absentee from there at least 4 times during elections when she was working in other parts of the state protecting others' right to vote. "I'm just shocked that I took my job to fight for other people's job to get their vote counted, and now I'm having to fight for my own," Wood told ProgressNow New Mexico in a recorded interview. The secretary of state's voter purge began just weeks after Secretary Duran stopped printing new voter registration cards, leaving at least six New Mexico counties without registration forms. Now we learn that during that same time Duran was not printing new voter cards she was instead able to print more than 177,000 voter registration cards to target to those she deemed non-voters. New Mexico has an estimated 250,000 - 600,000 eligible but unregistered voters. "This is exactly what we have all been afraid of when the secretary of state acts unilaterally to terminate the right to vote for voters only she can identify," says Pat Davis of ProgressNow NM. "Diane is just the first of the more than 177,000 legal voters to get this notice and it shows the incompetence of the secretary in administering our elections. How many more active voters were included in her massive purge of voters?"Couple quick questions:
1.) They are printing purge voter forms in a time when they should be printing off voter registration forms?
2.) Is it even legal to be purging voters so close to the election? In Florida, the Election Supervisors made a big deal out of purging voters this close to the election because it was illegal.
3.) 250,000 - 600,000 eligible but unregistered? (Which is a good chunk of the population when you consider that in 2011, 1,427,493 people were eligible to register to vote )
If you live in New Mexico: Check out your voter registration status at this link.