HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — As we approach the November mid-term elections there are already possible case of voter registration fraud.
In Hendricks County, county clerk Debbie Hoskins said as they’ve been looking over voter registrations for the midterm elections, they’ve noticed some “suspicious” looking paperwork on file.
“We’re very careful about processing paperwork,” Hoskins told IndyPolitics. “We match signatures, that’s the main thing we look for. If we already have a voter registration on file we match the signatures. If they’re different, that’s suspicious. Especially if there is a totally different name signed.”
Hoskins said they first started seeing odd registrations popping up around July. She said they have turned those registrations to Indiana State Police.
ISP Capt. Dave Bursten said that is still an “ongoing investigation” and would not go into detail.
Last year, 12 employees of the Voter Registration Project were charged with submitting false voter registration applications stemming from the 2016 elections.
Hoskins assures you as a voter that you do not need to be worried about any suspicious registrations getting in the way of how your vote will be cast when you got to the ballot box on election day.