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(Image From State Senator Sue Rezin's Facebook Page)

A local legislator wants answers after nearly 600 non-residents were registered to vote in Illinois.

State Senator Sue Rezin is joining other Senate Republicans in calling for an investigation into how hundreds of non-citizens were enrolled into voting rolls across Illinois. Rezin recently visited our studios to discuss the issue.

According to the State Board of Elections, 574 non-citizens were entered into the automatic voter registration system due to a glitch, 545 of them were registered to vote and 16 voted in either 2018 or 2019.

Rezin explained why she called for an investigation.

The State Board of Elections says the Secretary of State’s Office also forwarded the information of 4,700 16-year-olds to the Board of Elections. That mistake was caught before the minors were registered to vote.