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Ohio purges 'non-citizens' from state voter rolls, calls on Biden admin for data ahead of 2024 elect


Ohio purges 'non-citizens' from state voter rolls, calls on Biden admin for data ahead of 2024 election
Ohio is calling on the Biden administration to grant access to federal citizenship information
By Anders Hagstrom Fox News
Published May 14, 2024 3:36pm EDT

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose ordered the state's voter rolls to be purged of "non-citizens" Tuesday after a review found more than 100 Ohio residents who were registered to vote despite lacking U.S. citizenship.

An investigation by Ohio's Public Integrity Division analyzed data from the state's Bureau of Motor Vehicles and found 137 people who appeared on voter rolls despite twice confirming they were not U.S. citizens. Ohio law requires that in order for a person to be removed from voter rolls, they must have confirmed their lack of citizenship to the BMV on two separate occasions, and also have updated their voter registration or voted in between the two occasions.

"These individuals will receive at least two written notices from the Secretary of State’s office asking them to confirm their citizenship status or cancel their registration. Failure to respond to these notices will result in removal of the registration from the voter rolls by the county boards of elections," LaRose's office told Fox News Digital in a statement.

The improper voter registration could result in prosecution for some, but LaRose cautioned that not all instances are criminal.


Needs to be a 50 state effort.


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