Warning of possible fraud, Richmond's registrar Kirk Showalter said yesterday that someone has been going door-to-door in Richmond soliciting sensitive information in the guise of registering people to vote.
"The public needs to know that my office is not conducting any such drive and, if we did, my staff would show the proper identification before asking such information," she said.
The person was going door-to-door and identifying himself as being with "the local voter registration office," Showalter said.
The person told a householder that he wasn't registered to vote and that, if they gave him their personal information (name, date of birth, social security number and address), then he could get him registered to vote.
The person had no voter registration applications and did not provide any identification, Showalter said.
"My concern is fraud," she said.
Gee, I wonder which party is responsible? Be diligent this Tuesday, if you vote using the machine, make sure your vote goes through properly. Make sure they are checking ID's at the poll, watch for anything suspicious... and even if you're unsure, report any suspicions to both poll watchers who are there.