A lot of people will be happy to know that the North Carolina Board of Elections is verifying the citizenship of some voters. Maybe there is hope and after the legislature passes legislation that will require all voters to provide a photo ID to vote we can move on to verify citizenship.
Georgia has a citizenship verification program that has been upheld by the US Justice Department.
In a letter dated February 22, 2010 to Board of Elections members and County elections directors, State Board of Elections staff reports that they have discovered 637 voters who have a “Legal Presence” indicator in the DMV record.
All 637 voters received a letter from the General Counsel of the State Board of Elections that included the voters registration date and date(s) they voted. These voters were asked to complete a form that would confirm their citizenship status and would remove them from the official voting rolls if they were not citizens.