TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he knows what it's like to be told that he's not a registered voter.

In a radio interview Thursday, Scott said he was forced to cast a provisional ballot several years ago before he was in politics because election officials thought he was dead.

Election officials in Collier County confirmed that in 2006, Scott was required to cast a provisional ballot in two elections. Provisional ballots are given to those who show up at the polls but are not listed as a registered voter.

Scott is pushing to have Florida identify and remove non-U.S. citizens from voter registration rolls. He has been defending the push on television and radio. The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to halt the purge.