Around 30,000 non-U.S. citizens living in Colorado were mistakenly sent postcards late last month encouraging them to register to vote.
Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s office said the postcards were mailed on Sept. 27 after department employees compared a list of names of 102,000 people provided by the Electronic Registration Information Center to a database of Colorado residents issued driver’s licenses.
Griswold’s office stressed that noncitizens who received the postcards would not have been able to register if they tried and added that notices are being sent out to those affected. However, the incident opened Griswold up to some criticism, especially in light of election integrity questions raised after the 2020 election. “Jena Griswold continues to make easily avoidable errors just before ballots go out,” Colorado Republican Party Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown said in a statement.
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