Secretary of State: Close to 400 non-citizens registered to vote in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- The Ohio Secretary of State's Office Monday announced that it's identified 385 non-citizens registered to vote in Ohio, 82 of whom have been identified as having voted in at least one election.

That is in addition to the non-citizens on Ohio’s voter rolls that Jon Husted found in similar reviews in 2013 and 2015.

“In light of the national discussion about illegal voting it is important to inform our discussions with facts. The fact is voter fraud happens, it is rare and when it happens, we hold people accountable,” Husted said in a news release.

Husted says the 82 non-citizens that are registered to vote and have cast ballots will be immediately referred to law enforcement for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The other 303 registered voters identified as non-citizens who have not cast a ballot will be sent letters both informing them that non-citizens are not eligible to vote and requesting that they cancel their registration.

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