By: Diane Benjamin
Evidently this is breaking news since I haven’t seen anyone else report it!
The Secretary of State sent a letter to the State Board of Elections on December 18, 2019 stating 574 non-citizens had been registered to vote by the DMV when getting a driver’s license. Illinois allows illegals to get a driver’s license. See the letter here: ISBE Letter 12-18-19
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The DMV forwards registrations to the applicable election authority who then mails a voter registration card.
On December 30th the State Board of Elections contacted affected County election authorities, including McLean County. See that email here: SBE
That letter includes this statement:
Since these applicants have indicated “No” to an attestation regarding citizenship, there is a strong possibility these individuals were not citizens at the time of their application, however, that does not necessarily mean they are not currently citizens. If you conclude that these individuals should not be registered to vote and wish to cancel their registration, please consult sections 4-18, 5-25, or 6-59 of the Illinois Election Code to properly afford the individual of their legal right to demonstrate cause why he or she should not have their registration cancelled.
That means each election authority has to jump through legal hoops to remove a person registered in error. McLean County only has one affected person.
See what other Counties/Cities are affected here: SOS notice
It shouldn’t be a surprise the Counties with the most surround Chicago.
The only remaining question is: Does anybody believe it’s only 574?