Pender County Board of Elections warns of voter registration scam

State Board Investigating Possible Text Messaging Scam

Raleigh, N.C. – The State Board of Elections is investigating a possible scam targeting North Carolinians with unsolicited text messages regarding their voter registration status or asking them to register to vote.

Recipients of the text messages should not click on the link embedded in the text and delete any such text messages from their phone.

The link sends recipients to what purports to be Vote.org’s website, but Vote.org officials confirmed Thursday that they are not sending the text messages.

The State Board is investigating and will alert state and federal authorities about the issue.

The State and County Boards of Elections have received numerous calls and emails from concerned recipients of the text messages.

“We know these texts can be confusing to voters, and we take this situation very seriously,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “We urge all North Carolinians to get information about voting and voter registration from trusted, reliable sources, including your state and county boards of elections.”

Voters can check their registration status at any time using the State Board voter lookup tool here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.

If you would like to register to vote, the voter registration application can be found here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dl.ncsbe.gov/Voter_Registration/NCVoterRegForm_06W.pdf.

For more information on voter registration in North Carolina, visit the State Board website at https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voters/Registering-to-Vote.

Vote.org also released a statement on Thursday:

“We at Vote.org take voter integrity and protection very seriously and ask that voters reach out directly to officials if they believe they have been contacted without solicitation. Text messages received in the last week were not that of Vote.org. We will continue to protect your vote, stay in communication with the North Carolina State Board of Elections and encourage voters to reference state registration websites and our official platforms at Vote.org. All communications received from Vote.org are marked as being such and can be found on official platforms.”

Pender County residents with questions regarding voter registration may call the Pender County Board of Elections at 910-259-1220. Due to COVID-19 CDC recommendations, the office is closed to the public, but staff is working. Residents with paperwork to complete can leave it in the drop box at the Board of Election on South Walker St.

 

 

OFFICE PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

Pender County Board Of Elections will continue to provide normal services to citizens of Pender County, however, at this time public entrance to the office is restricted.

  • A drop box is located at the front door for anyone who wishes to drop off a voter registration form or Information request.
  • Any Voter who needs to pick up a form may call (910-259-1220) or email us (penderboe@pendercountync.gov), we will be happy to send electronic forms or mail them to you.  If you prefer to pickup forms we can place them in the drop box outside upon request.
  •  Also you may find your forms here on our web pape, or at the State website ncsbe.gov

Please reach out to our office for any assistance you need from us during this time.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: NO PHOTO ID

“Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.”

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

DUE to COVID-19 Pender County Board of Elections will host a telephonic meeting April 14 at 6pm. A link to listen in will be made available to the public.

 

 

Notice to: All #MH07-Middle Holly Precinct Voters

All registered voters in #MH07, Middle Holly, will go to the

 

North Burgaw Precinct Located at the Burgaw Town Hall

109 N. Walker Street

Burgaw NC, 28425

 

Other options for voting:

  1. Request Absentee-by-mail ballot on State Absentee Request form
  2. Displaced voters may request that an absentee ballot be sent to the place they are staying, even if that is not their residence or mailing address.
  3. One-Stop Early Voting (See website for dates and hours)

Questions can be directed to the Pender County Board of Elections office at (910)259-1220.

Pender County Board of Elections
807 S. Walker Street • PO Box 1232
Burgaw, North Carolina 28425-1232
910-259-1220 • 910-259-1269 Fax
pender.boe@ncsbe.gov

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