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Letters with voting history draw calls to elections office

May 14, 2018

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Elections officials are investigating reports someone’s mailing out information about Pennsylvanians’ recent voting history in an apparent effort to drive up turnout.

LNP reported Monday the mailings from a group called “Pennsylvania State Voter Program” prompted calls to the Lancaster County elections office in recent days.

The mailers include publicly available details about the voting history of recipients and their neighbors. Public records show whether someone voted but not how they voted.

The letters ask why so many people don’t vote, and say they’re sending info “to publicize who does and does not vote.”

Pennsylvania voters have contested primaries Tuesday for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the Legislature.

The Department of State says it’s looking into the mailings that were received in several regions of the state.

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Information from: LNP, http://lancasteronline.com

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