Voter Registration Director Mary Cramer Wagner said that state and local election boards have no system for verifying the citizenship of voter registration applicants.
The issue was raised in a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore by vote-fraud activists. They say they found evidence that noncitizens are registered to vote in Frederick County. They say their allegation is based on a comparison of voter registration records and lists of people excused from jury duty because they declared they were not U.S. citizens.
The state and county election boards face a Thursday deadline for responding to the lawsuit. It seeks an order purging noncitizens from the voter rolls.