Hundreds of NC residents — and a cat — mailed incorrect voter registration information

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Hundreds of North Carolina residents – and a cat – have received incorrect voter registration information, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported that a national conservative group called Americans for Prosperity sent out official application forms with incorrect information.

Some forms give the wrong deadline date to register, saying registration is due 30 days before election. But it’s actually due 25 days before the general election.

It also says to return the form to the secretary of state’s office. But it actually needs to go to the State Board of Elections. That should be correct on the attached envelope.

The N.C. State Board of Elections said they’ve been getting phone calls all day from people who were mailed the forms. One person reportedly said they received a voter registration form addressed to her cat.

A spokesperson with Americans for Prosperity declined to say how many people were sent the forms, how the group obtained the voter lists or how the mistakes occurred.

Anyone with any questions can find all of the correct information on the state board of elections website.

Read more: The Raleigh News & Observer

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