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Deceptive Calls Received in Florida & Virginia

October 16, 2012   ·   Election Protection

The Election Protection hotline has received reports of voters in Florida and Virginia receiving calls telling them that a new law has passed that allow voters to vote by phone with just a name and address.  The caller knows the voter’s name, address and party affiliation. 

Voters CAN NOT vote by phone in any state.  If you receive a call telling you that you can vote by phone, ask the caller what organization they are with. When you hang up, immediately dial *69 or if you have caller ID, write down the number the call came from.  Please also call 866-OUR-VOTE immediately to report the call.

Read the full press release for the Virginia State Board of Elections here.