SACRAMENTO, Calif. (FOX 11/FOX NEWS) - More than a thousand people may have incorrectly been registered to vote in California, according to an internal audit of the state's Department of Motor Vehicles that was released Monday.
"Approximately 1,500 customers may have been registered to vote in error," the DMV stated in a letter to the Secretary of State's office. "This error has been corrected and is separate from the processing error we notified you about in writing on September 5."
The incorrect registrations took place between April 23 and September 25 and include legal residents who are not citizens.
DMV officials say the mistake was reported to the Secretary of State and incorrect registrations will be canceled.
None of those affected by the improper voter registration were undocumented immigrants, the agency stressed.
The DMV's director told media that agency officials "have worked quickly with the Department of Technology to correct these errors and have also updated the programming and added additional safeguards to improve this process."
The DMV says the error will be fixed by the elections in November.