The secretary of state’s office says such registrations on hold peaked at about 18,500 on Monday. By Friday, the number had fallen to fewer than 17,200. The decline was about 7 percent.
The decrease came after a move by the state Department of Revenue.
It forwarded information to election officials about 6,000 people who’d presented a birth certificate, passport or other citizenship papers at its driver’s license offices to obtain or renew a license.
The proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters took effect in January. People with registrations on hold aren’t legally eligible to vote.