Oct 3, 2012 6:40 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Thank you letters go out to voters

DENVER (AP) - Colorado registered voters who received letters questioning their citizenship are getting follow-up letters thanking them for responding and letting them know their status is verified.

About 3,900 registered voters initially got letters in August as part of a contentious effort by Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler to find illegally registered non-citizens on the state's voter roll. Gessler says a federal immigration database found that 141 voters on the list are not citizens - about .004 percent of the state's nearly 3.5 million voters.

Gessler mailed follow-up letters last week to 1,104 people who responded with proof of citizenship.

Gessler's office says they want to reassure voters who received letters that their status has been verified and correct a misperception from critics that eligible voters may have been purged.


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