ballot_box.jpegTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida officials say they may have found thousands of non-U.S. citizens on the state's voter rolls.


The Department of State said Wednesday that it has identified more than 2,600 people on the voter rolls who are in Florida legally but may not be eligible to vote.

County election officials have been sent the list. A Miami-Dade elections official said that the list sent to that county had more than 1,700 names. Some people on the list have given documentation that they are citizens.

Only U.S. citizens are eligible to vote.

The state has been responsible for helping screen voters since 2006. But for several years, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles was not telling state election officials whether someone with a driver's license was a U.S. citizen.