Indiana voter fraud investigation underway after names changed on registration

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Thousands of birth dates and names listed on Indiana voter registrations were changed, officials said Tuesday, prompting an investigation into possible voter fraud.

Hoosiers reported finding the incorrect information when verifying their voter registration, according to Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson.

“These records were changed on paper forms, at the BMV and online,” Lawson said in a statement. “At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed, but we have evaluated the Statewide Voter Registration System and have found no indication it has been compromised.”

“We could not take a chance to not let people know that they need to continue to be vigilant and continue to check their voter registration records,” Lawson said.

Voters who encountered the issue had cast a ballot in the primary election, Lawson said.

She said the errors are not related to any particular political party.

She recommends going to vote early and then correcting any incorrect information at that time.

If you don’t find an error until election day, she said you can vote on a provisional ballot and then provide ID verification later at an election office.

Altered voter information may cause some Indiana residents to not be able to find their registration. Click here to confirm your voter registration. Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to call 1-866-IN-1-VOTE.

The case has been handed over to Indiana State Police, which is also investigating a separate case of possible voter fraud involving 56 counties.

Election Day is Nov. 8.