NC GOP alleges voter registration fraud in Pitt County

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) State Republican leaders say they've discovered what they're calling a case of attempted voter registration fraud in Pitt County.

The Executive Director and Vice Chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party were in Greenville Monday.

They're urging voters to support voter ID requirements after they say a Pitt County resident was notified of irregularities on a voter registration form.

Christie Hill of Greenville says someone used her name and address in an attempt to register to vote.

The Pitt County Board of Elections confirms they notified Hill by letter after noticing discrepancies between her existing registration and information found on a new registration form.

Hill says she was shocked to learn someone else tried to use her identity. She says, "Mostly the forged signature really bothered me because I realized how easy it would be for someone to go and vote in my name and address."

The matter has been referred by both Hill and the Pitt County Board of Elections to the State Elections Board for Investigation.

No one has voted in Hill's name and her registration was not changed.