‘Thousands’ of Indiana voters discover incorrect registration info; officials investigate possible voter fraud
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Officials are investigating a possible case of voter fraud after thousands of Hoosier voters noticed incorrect info on their voter registration, according to the Secretary of State’s office.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson released the following statement about the investigation:
“We ran a report in the Statewide Voter Registration System and found thousands of dates of births and first names were changed. These records were changed on paper forms, at the BMV and online. At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed, but we have evaluated the Statewide Voter Registration System and have found no indication it has been compromised. We believe this may be a case of voter fraud and have turned our findings over to the State Police, who are currently conducting an investigation into alleged voter fraud.”
According to the Secretary of State’s office, voters discovered the incorrect info when they checked their registration on Indianavoters.com.
On the website, voters are required to put in their name, county of residence and date of birth. If the date of birth or name is incorrect, their registration doesn’t show up, leading them to believe they are no longer registered to vote in the upcoming election.
The voters who have encountered this issue and have contacted the Secretary of State’s office did vote in the Primary Election.
If you voted in the Primary Election and cannot find your registration info on Indianavoters.com, you should contact your local county election officials. The county election offices may be able to find your record if there is an issue with your birthday or first name.
Since the voter registration deadline has passed, only the county election offices may be able to assist voters to correct information under limited circumstances.
The Secretary of State’s Office offered this advice for voters who find incorrect information on their registration:
Voters who find their date of birth or first name is incorrect on their registration will still be able to vote in the November 8th General Election. Voters who explore entering different dates of birth may discover their record. They would then be able to correct their date of birth for their voting record on Indianavoters.com. The correction will not take place until 30 days after the election, but the voter will be able to vote on November 8th or participate in early voting. All voters are encouraged to vote early to ensure they will not encounter any issues when casting their ballot this year. Voters with questions can call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 1-866-IN-1-VOTE.
This news comes just a few days after Patriot Majority USA launched a new radio and newspaper campaign, accusing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana State Police of voter suppression — which officials said is false.
Indiana State Police are currently investigating allegations of voter fraud and conducted a raid two weeks ago related to the issue. On Monday, election officials assured voters that their vote would count despite claims from Republic presidential candidate Donald Trump that the upcoming election was rigged.