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“The locality doesn’t have a choice. We put the forms out, and that’s what is utilized,” Ms. Sheridan said.

Anyone who is improperly disqualified from voting for citizenship reasons can have voter registration reinstated by providing the local board of elections office with supporting documentation, said Claire C. Gardner, a legislative aide to Delegate Robert G. Marshall, Prince William Republican.

The man who found his voter registration canceled said he did not receive the first two letters warning him about the discrepancy. When he received the third one last month, his fiancee said he did not have enough time to call off from work to rectify the situation.

Ms. Gardner said the man should have received the letter earlier.