MIAMI, April 6 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he made a "mistake" when he identified himself as Hispanic on a 2009 voter-registration form.
The goof was discovered by The New York Times, which requested a copy of the application from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department.
On the form, which Bush signed, he marked his "race/ethnicity" as Hispanic, though he's obviously not.
Bush addressed the incident Monday on Twitter.
His son, Jeb Bush Jr. -- whose mother is Mexican -- wrote, "LOL - come on dad, think you checked the wrong box #HonoraryLatino."
"My mistake! Don't think I've fooled anyone!" the elder Bush responded.
A spokesman for Bush didn't offer an explanation for the mistake.
Bush, who is a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, has a history of appealing to Hispanic voters. He speaks fluent Spanish, his wife, Columba Bush, is from Mexico, and the two of them lived in Venezuela for two years when they were younger.