From today's Kane County Chronicle,
Two Elgin residents have found their way onto Kane County voting rolls despite not being citizens, officials said.
The two people contacted the clerk's office earlier this week to have their names removed from the list of registered voters, Deputy Clerk Jay Bennett said.
Non-U.S. citizens are not allowed to vote in U.S. elections.
Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham said the illegal registrations occurred when the people used their green cards to obtain driver's licenses, then filled out the "motor-voter" application that the Illinois Secretary of State's Office gives with driver's-license applications or renewals.
Secretary of state's office Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Jill Zwick said the motor-voter form was just an application and not a registration. The local election agency actually does the registration.
"In this case, it would be Kane County, Jack Cunningham's office," she said.
Zwick said the current form asked people to check three boxes.
"The first question is, 'Are you a citizen of the United States?'" she said. "It says next to them, 'If you answered 'no' to any of these questions, do not continue.'"
The form is only in English, she said.