Trouble is, some of those drivers are not American citizens.
One of them was Christopher Staab’s wife, who is a legal U.S. resident but not a citizen. He said he inquired about the matter and was told that his wife got the notice because a Department of Motor Vehicles employee in Butler County coded the information incorrectly. He said the state should ensure the accuracy of its information before inviting millions of people to register.
“Why would you rush this mailing right before an election if it’s not recorded properly?” he asked. “What is going on is not OK.”
Staab said he spoke directly with Secretary of State Pedro Cortés but did not come away satisfied.
“He basically said most are honest,” he said.