INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Secretary of State’s office confirmed there have been some fraudulent voter registration applications in Indiana.
Indiana State Police are investigating the allegations.
State police also confirmed several cases of fraudulent voter registration forms.
The forms were submitted to Marion and Hendricks County officials, according to the release.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson released a warning Thursday to remind voters to check their registrations to make sure they are correct.
According to the release, the Indiana Voter Registration Project turned in forged voter registration applications. They turned them in with missing, incomplete and incorrect information.
The group modified already registered voter’s information without their knowledge. They changed voters’ addresses.
ISP is working to find out if the fraudulent registrations go beyond Hendricks and Marion counties. Their investigation is ongoing.
A spokeswoman for the Indiana Voter Registration Project released this statement on the fraudulent forms:
We sincerely hope that no one in a partisan elected position is using their office in an effort to make it harder for the people of Indiana to vote. The Indiana Voter Registration Project is a nonpartisan effort to ensure that all Indianans who are eligible to vote can do so. As part of its quality-assurance program, the Indiana Voter Registration Project has reviewed tens of thousands of applications and identified a small handful that may have had incomplete or inaccurate information and, in those instances, we immediately informed the Registrar and asked tehm to double check those forms for accuracy. We have and will continue to work with Indiana authorities to resolve these issues, so that no one is prevented from voting in November who is eligible to do so.”
To check if your information has been tampered with, go to Indianavoters.com or check on the Indiana Voters App.
If your information has been changed without your consent, call 1-866-461-8683.
“Election integrity and security is a top priority,” said Secretary Lawson. “We are working with the state police to ensure this matter is addressed quickly. I encourage all Hoosiers to be vigilant at this time and to monitor their voter registrations until the close of the voter registration deadline.”
The Secretary of State’s office believes this group will continue to change voter information until registration has closed.
The voter registration deadline is October 11.
You can register online at Indianavoters.com, in the Indiana Voters app, the county clerk’s office and when doing business at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or Family and Social Services.