Fla. to double-check names on voter purge list
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is going to double-check whether or not 182,000 registered voters are U.S. citizens.
State officials announced late Thursday that the Florida agency that handles driver's licenses plans to check a federal database to verify the citizenship status of those initially identified as being in Florida legally but ineligible to vote.
The state has sent a list to county election supervisors of more than 2,600 people who have been identified as non-U.S. citizens. But state officials have also said there may be as many as 182,000 registered voters who are not eligible to vote.
Local election supervisors this week complained to state officials that the original list was based on old information and had inaccuracies in it.
The names will now be checked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.