Secretary of State concerned about Robo Calls telling you you are not registered to vote

November 4, 2016

SECRETARY OF STATE, LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATING MISLEADING ROBO-CALLS TO OREGON VOTERS

Oregonians report being told that their ballot will not be counted

 

SALEM — The Oregon Secretary of State has requested the Oregon Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate incidents in which Oregon voters are receiving automated calls erroneously telling them that they’re not registered to vote and that their ballot will not be counted.

If you received a ballot this election, you ARE registered to vote. If you get your ballot in to a county clerk’s office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, your vote will be counted.

“We are not sure who is behind these calls, but we take this type of voter suppression activity very seriously,” said Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins. “There is simply no circumstance under which an Oregonian who has received a ballot should receive a call challenging their registration status. Get your ballot in by 8 p.m. Tuesday, and your vote will be counted.”

The issue was reported to the state by Oregon county clerks who have been hearing from Oregonians about this apparent voter suppression scheme.

The Secretary reminds all Oregon voters that they have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to get their ballot into their county clerk or an official ballot drop box. You can find your nearest dropbox at oregonvotes.gov/dropbox.

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