CARBONDALE – Attorney General Kwame Raoul urged residents throughout Illinois to be on alert for robocalls discouraging voting by mail.
Raoul said some voters have reported receiving robocalls warning them that voting by mail could result in their private information being provided to third parties.
According to Raoul, calls can involve an automated recording claiming that information belonging to people who vote by mail will be shared with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track people for mandatory vaccines, police departments and law enforcement in order to locate individuals who have outstanding warrants, and creditors to help find people who owe outstanding debt.
He urged individuals to disregard any messages containing false claims and should instead contact the Illinois State Board of Elections with questions about voting – whether by mail or in person.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent call or are otherwise the victim of fraud relating to voting, call Raoul’s consumer fraud hotline in Carbondale at 800-243-0607, or contact the Illinois State Board of Elections online or by calling 217-782-4141.