Some North Carolina residents are getting bad information about how to register to vote through robocalls.
The State Board of Elections says an automated phone call to
households tells the listener to wait for a voter registration
packet to come in the mail in the next few days.
But the registration period has already ended, although people
can go to early voting locations statewide through Saturday and
both register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day.
The election reform group Democracy North Carolina said the
phone calls, which reportedly come from a "Lamont Williams," are
designed to depress turnout among black voters. The group asked the
state Attorney General's Office to investigate.
The State Board of Elections also is seeking information on the
origin of the calls.