- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A review by the Department of Motor Vehicles has found 145 voters who are ineligible in North Carolina because of questions about their immigration status.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (https://bit.ly/1nyZcRy) the DMV searched its records for drivers under a federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

State Elections Board spokesman Josh Lawson says the agency will send letters to those 145 people asking for documentation that they are United States citizens.

There may be more ineligible people on the voter rolls.

Elections and transportation officials say nearly 10,000 people on the voter rolls classified by the DMV as “legally present.” Those could include people who have had green cards, or foreign workers or foreign students.

Election officials think most of those people have become U.S. citizens.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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