Voter caging Law and Legal Definition
Voter caging is a method of preventing voters from voting in an election because their registration has been challenged. The issue of voter caging arises when a direct mail is sent to addressees on the voter rolls and they are returned undelivered. The registration is challenged on the ground that those voters do not reside at registered addresses. This results in the denial of voters to vote in the election. Voter caging disqualifies the voter to vote simply because of any data error or change in addresses.
National Voting Rights Act, 1993 (NVRA) in the U.S. prohibits voter caging. However, voter caging is legal when a person has not properly registered to vote and prevent him/her from voting illegally.