Merrill warns of possible voter registration scam

October 6, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Secretary of State Denise Merrill is warning Connecticut voters about a possible scam involving fake voter registration phone calls.

The Democrat says the calls claim to be from TurboVote, which she describes as a reputable voter registration organization. She says the group has confirmed it is not making the suspicious phone calls from people asking to register voters over the phone or arrange for an absentee ballot.

Merrill says reputable voter registration drives never happen over the phone and it is critical voters are aware of the potential scam and not provide any personal information. She says voters who receive such calls should hang up and report the call to her office.

Potential voters can register online at www.myvote.ct.gov/register . People can check their registrations at www.myvote.ct.gov/lookup .

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