The Virginia State Board of Elections is warning residents, particularly the elderly, of a phone scam informing them that they can vote by phone.
Virginia does not allow voting via telephone.
Voters can cast ballots at the polls on Election Day and those eligible can vote via absentee ballot by mail or in-person at the registrar’s office or other authorized satellite locations.
State Board of Elections officials say the calls are being made by unidentified individuals and they’re not yet sure how many voters the scam has reached.
The board has received several complaints from voters, according to an Oct. 12 release.
The calls may violate several state and federal laws.
The board is encouraging any voter who receives a call to ask for the caller’s name, phone number and the organization they’re representing. If you receive this information, contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-9745.
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