CHICAGO (AP/CBS) — Illinois officials said at least one non-U.S. citizen voted after an error in the state’s automatic vote registration system mistakenly registered over 500 people who said they weren’t citizens.
Secretary of State Jesse White’s office released the information during a hearing in Springfield.READ MORE: Massive Chemical Plant Fire In Rockton, Illinois, Could Burn For Days
On the same day, State Board of Election officials revised their numbers, saying 16 people of 545 registered voters cast ballots instead of 15. Nine voters are likely U.S. citizens since they have long voter histories, leaving six people in question.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Infection Rate Reaches New Low; Fewest New Cases In 15 Months
White said he takes responsibility for the error and put his staff on notice.
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