Kemp warns public about voter registration scam

Responding to what he said were a dozen complaints, Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Wednesday said Georgians should be wary of giving out personal information to people offering to register them to vote over the telephone.

Whether on the phone or in person, Kemp said:

  • Never give personal information to anyone over the phone claiming to run a voter registration drive.
  • You do not have to provide an email address in order to register to vote.
  • You do not have to provide a phone number in order to register to vote.
  • You do not have to provide a full Social Security Number in order to register to vote.

Kemp spokesman Jared Thomas said their office only requires a name, address, date of birth and either a valid driver’s license or state ID number, or the last four digits of a Social Security Number to register to vote. The application must also be signed, whether in person or electronically via the office’s Online Voter Registration System.

Anyone who suspects voter registration fraud is encouraged to call 1-877-725-9797.

The deadline to vote in the November general election is Oct. 6.

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