Letters telling voters they aren’t registered is a scam says Ward
According to Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward, a group identified as the Voter Participation Center is mailing out letters informing residents they are not registered to vote when in fact some of them are.
Not only are some of the residents registered, they actually participated in the Presidential Primary in March.
Ward said the letters are causing confusion among voters who receive them.
In a memo to The Elberton Star, Ward said, “This is a group or organization that has bought a list of residents of Elbert County. It must be an old list because some of the residents are deceased, and have been for several years.”
Ward also said, “We have had some very upset voters wanting to know what is going on.”
She believes that since the Secretary of State’s address is on the return envelope the resident believes it was mailed out by the state or by the registrar’s office, which is not the case.
Ward has three suggestions for those who receive such a letter.
The suggestions are:
• If a resident is NOT registered they can fill out the form and mail it in.
The enclosed envelope does have the Secretary of State’s address on it so it will be processed at that office then sent on to Elbert County.
The person can also bring it directly to the registrar’s office located at the County Complex.
• If the resident IS registered and knows that for certain, they can simply destroy the letter and form.
• Should someone receive a letter for a deceased family member, they are asked to call the registrar’s office so the county can verify that records are up to date.
Anyone who has questions about their registration status are also asked to call the registrar’s office.