The Department of Motor Vehicles says agency technicians may have botched about 23,000 Californians' voter registrations under the state's new "motor voter" law.
The department announced Wednesday it sent the secretary of state's office incorrect information for some voters. The department says the errors mostly affected their vote-by-mail, language and political party selections.
The Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters has been receiving contacts from local voters pointing out errors in their files. Affected voters are being asked to:
· Go to the California SOS's website to review their personal voter information at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov
· Re-register or make changes at: https://registertovote.ca.gov
· Or request a paper voter registration form from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters by calling 209-525-5200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
California's new motor voter law that lets residents automatically register to vote through the DMV took effect in April. The department says about 1.4 million people registered or updated their voter registration under the law from April 23 through Aug. 5.
The DMV says the error did not allow any people living in the country without authorization to register to vote.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report.