NC Election Board investigating alleged voter fraud in Robeson County

Updated: Aug. 11, 2018 at 11:56 AM EDT
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ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement announced Friday that investigators are reviewing alleged misconduct by individuals at voter registration drives across the state. Robeson County is on the list of counties under investigation as well as New Hanover, and Pitt Counties.

According to a press release, the board received multiple reports of misconduct including individuals posing as voting officials, falsifying voter registration documents and misleading voters to file multiple voter registrations.

"Voters should check their registrations online," said Kim Westbrook Strach, executive director of the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement. "There is no reason to submit a new form unless the information is outdated."

"The State Board will investigate all credible allegations of voter registration fraud by individuals or organizations," Strach continued.

It is a Class I felony to falsify a voter registration form and a Class 2 misdemeanor to retain a copy of a registrant's confidential information, such as date of birth or driver license number.

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