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2018-10-10 / News

GOVERNOR CAUTIONS NEW YORKERS OF VOTER REGISTRATION SCAM

Calls and Text Messages Offering to Register Residents to Vote Over the Phone Reported in Chemung and Steuben Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has cautioned New Yorkers of a voter registration scam reported in Chemung and Steuben Counties. Residents have reported receiving calls and text messages from a 607 area code offering to register the person to vote and requesting personal information over the phone.
 
Voter registration is not conducted over the phone in New York and those contacted should not engage in phone calls or text messages offering these services. It is especially important not to provide personal information over the phone when you are solicited in this manner.
 
Individuals interested in registering to vote may do so securely at https://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote. If you are unsure of your registration status, please visit https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/. The last day to register to vote in the New York general election on November 6, 2018 is October 12.
 
Following reports of election fraud in the 2016 presidential election, Governor Cuomo has prioritized election security in New York to ensure that the state's elections are not compromised. The Governor has taken several actions, including an initiative to strengthen statewide cybersecurity infrastructure and a series of exercises to improve the state's electoral system.
 

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