Some Virginia voters falsely told they can vote by phone

Some Virginia voters falsely told they can vote by phone

Some Virginia voters falsely told they can vote by phone

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by Shelly Wilford, WVEC.com

WVEC.com

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 12 at 4:22 PM

RICHMOND--  The Virginia State Board of Elections says that some voters, particularly seniors, are receiving phone calls informing them they can vote over the phone. 

This information is false. Virginia law does not permit voting through the telephone or e-mail, officials stated.

Any voter who receives a call of this nature should ask for the name, phone number, and organization making the call and then contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-745.  

The calls may violate state and federal laws and the State Board of Elections will alert law enforcement authorities as needed.

Apart from voting at the polls on Election Day, eligible Virginians may vote by absentee ballot by mail or in-person at the registrar’s office or other authorized locations.

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