Some Noncitizens Do Wind Up Registered To Vote, But Usually Not On Purpose

NPR,  February 25, 2019

Since 1995, federal law has required states to offer people a chance to register to vote when they visit a local motor vehicle office.

But it turns out that Pennsylvania, like some other states, was asking that question of everyone who applied for a driver's license or state ID card — even those showing green cards or other documents identifying them as noncitizens.

That is often confusing for immigrants who come in to get a driver's license or ID, which noncitizens are eligible to do.

By Pam Fessler

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