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State Says Group Circulating Voter Records is 'Unauthorized', Should Be Reported

LITTLE ROCK — The Secretary of State is now warning folks that the group circulating voter records to local neighborhoods is a fake organization.
LITTLE ROCK — The Secretary of State is now warning folks that the group circulating voter records to local neighborhoods is a fake organization.

In a statement issued Monday, the office said, "A letter claiming to be from the Arkansas State Voter Program is circulating in Arkansas. We want to inform the public that this letter was not issued or authorized by the Secretary of State's Election Division, nor is this program from a registered business entity in the state of Arkansas."

If you have received a letter from the Arkansas State Voter Program, you can report it to the Arkansas Attorney General's office at 501-682-2007.

Last week, many voters in Benton County received a letter in the mail revealing voting records of their neighbors. The mailer contained names, addresses and voting records of nearby people, with a line that read "what if your neighbors knew whether you voted?"

While the information on the letter that came on Friday is public record, The Benton County Clerk's Office started receiving calls of complaints from folks feeling like their privacy had been invaded.

The organization sending these 'report cards' to people is called "Arkansas State Voter Program" but a return address on the label led to the sixth floor of an office building with no suite number.

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