Group Sent Thousands Of Incorrect Voter Registration Forms To People In NC

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections said the mistake came in the final stages of processing due to a data error.

A company working to increase election participation sent 11,000 voter registration forms to people in North Carolina that were pre-filled with incorrect information, according to NewsChannel 12.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections released a statement saying the company called Civitech mistakenly sent the voter registration forms that included incorrect name, address and birth date information. The company was not working with state or local governments.

The board’s executive director, Karen Brinson Bell, said in a statement: “Carefully review these mailings, and please remember that accurate information about the elections process, including how to register to vote, and how to check your voter registration status, are available at NCSBE.gov.”

The board, which described Civitech as a vendor that “works with companies and campaigns to increase voter registrations,” said the mistake was due to a data error during the final stages of processing.

The company has since been reaching out to people who were sent the incorrect forms, which were intended for those eligible to vote but not currently registered.

Company officials didn’t immediately respond to a voicemail or email asking if the 11,000 incorrect forms were sent on behalf of a campaign or a nonpartisan group.

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