FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 14, 2020) – Secretary of State Michael Adams
and Attorney General Daniel Cameron announce two election scams aimed at
In one, Kentuckians are receiving letters from a group called the “Center for Voter
Information,” pushing them to register to vote. However, the letters have been sent
to people who are already registered to vote. The Center purports to have a
Frankfort address on its mailers, but in fact the address simply represents a
mailbox at a UPS Store.
Because the letters encourage people to register who have already done so, they
confuse voters and disrupt Kentucky election officials’ efforts.
“I condemn this shady out-of-state group and their efforts to tamper with our
elections,” said Adams. “They mislead voters, who then drive unnecessary call
volume to our overworked election officials around the state. In fact, this group has
even sent out voter registration materials with the wrong return-envelope
addresses. Whether this organization is nefarious, or just recklessly incompetent,
Kentuckians should disregard any communication they receive from the Center for
In the other scam, voters have received text messages from a 502 area code saying
they are not registered to vote and directing them to a fake website, ky.reg.com.
If you receive this text, do not go to the website. Scammers may use the fake website
to steal an individual’s personal and financial information.
“We’re committed to fully investigating and prosecuting any attempts to
compromise our electoral process, and I’m proud to partner with Secretary of State
Adams and our law enforcement partners within the Election Integrity Task Force
to ensure a free and fair election,” said Attorney General Cameron. “If you
encounter an election-related scam, please alert our Consumer Protection Division
by calling 1-888-432-9257 or visit ag.ky.gov/scams.”
The Secretary of State and Attorney General urge Kentuckians to be on guard for
election scams and to follow these scam prevention tips:
• Use govoteky.com, a state sponsored website, to register to vote and apply
for an absentee ballot.
• If you receive an email or text message from an unverified source, do not
click the link.
• Do not provide your personal or financial