State Election Board Warns of Phone Scam

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The Oklahoma State Election Board is warning residents of a potential phone scam when it comes to voter registration.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says there have been reports of people getting phone calls in which the person on the other line offers to register them over the phone. Registering over the phone is not allowed.

Neither election officials nor legitimate voter advocacy groups will ever offer to register you to vote or send you absentee ballots based solely on a phone conversation.

Such calls have been reported in other states and are being investigated by the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Ziriax says to never give out personal information over the phone.

If anyone is to receive this type of call, they are asked to contact the Oklahoma State Election Board at (405) 521-2391 and report it as soon as possible.

For more information about registering to vote in Oklahoma, visit www.elections.ok.gov and click the “Register to Vote” link at the top of the page.

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Sean Gallagher