Officials can't say if 6 people voted legally

California's Secretary of State says six people who were inadvertently registered to vote cast ballots in the 2018 election.

But officials say they don't know whether those six people were legally eligible to vote or not. Deputy Secretary of State Paula Valle says none had obtained drivers licenses under a program for immigrants living in the country illegally.

Valle says the people were registered to vote even though they opted out of registering at the DMV through the state's "motor voter" program.

The news comes after the state released an audit Friday that found problems with the DMV's handling of the motor voter program. It examined roughly 3 million voter records and found discrepancies in records held by the DMV and Secretary of State in several hundred thousand cases over a four-month period.

Auditors say none of those cases resulted in major registration errors.

 

 

Dawn Kamber