Officials: Don’t fall for fake calls telling voters their polling place has changed

Posted at 5:02 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 17:09:52-05

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is warning voters of reports of fraudulent calls telling them that their polling place has changed.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is also warning Virginians of the false calls about polling places changes.

“On #ElectionDay, these fraudulent calls re change in polling place are still happening. Don’t be fooled by this effort to suppress the vote,” tweeted the ACLU of Virginia.

The Prince William County Democratic Committee says they received notification that people in the greater Prince William area were receiving calls telling them their polling place has changed.

They say the calls were from Gloucester, Virginia and Adairsville, Georgia area codes.

In a Tweet, Governor Terry McAuliffe said he is aware of the reports and officials are looking into it.

All voters can confirm their polling locations on the Virginia Department of Elections website.



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