Arizona Secretary of State warns against online voter registration scams

Jul 27, 2016, 11:40 AM
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan speaks during a news conference after she certified the o...

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan speaks during a news conference after she certified the official canvass results of the March 22 presidential primary, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Phoenix. Despite ongoing concerns of long lines and other problems, Reagan certified the official canvass Monday and said she had no authority to do anything except sign off on the election. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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PHOENIX — Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has warned anyone who wants to register to vote in the state’s Aug. 30 primary elections to avoid online third-party registration services.

“The vast majority of voter registration is done at Motor Vehicle Divisions and www.ServiceArizona.com,” Reagan said in a press release.

Reagan’s office cautions that any website offering registration services besides the state’s will likely take any personal information they give and sell it to marketing companies.

The registration deadline for the Aug. 30 election is midnight on Aug. 1, and the Secretary of State’s office encourages anyone who has questions about voting or registering to go to Arizona.Vote or Arizona.Voto

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Arizona Secretary of State warns against online voter registration scams