State officials warn of misleading voter registration information

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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is warning voters to beware of misleading information about voter registration as the deadline to register approaches.

Hargett says his office has received reports of groups contacting registered voters and telling them they aren’t registered. Others say they’ve received pre-populated voter registration forms for people who are deceased and have been removed from the voting rolls.

The National Association of Secretaries of State is also warning of a scam where an organization is making calls and offering to registered voters by phone. Such calls have not been reported in Tennessee, but people should be aware you cannot register to vote by talking to someone on the phone.

“To avoid misleading information, I urge voters to come straight to the source,” Secretary Hargett said. “Tennessee’s election officials are dedicated to making sure voters have all the information they need to participate in the November election.”

Voters can go to GoVoteTN.com to register to vote or check their registration status. They can also contact the Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959 or their county election commission with any questions.

The deadline to register to vote in Tennessee is October 9.

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