ALERT: Phone scammers pretending to be TurboVote

Earlier this week, Democracy Works received reports from election officials in at least one state that voters had received telephone calls claiming to be "from TurboVote,” suggesting that they could register people to vote over the phone.

While we are still gathering the facts, it appears that a scam is being perpetrated in our name. We recognize the seriousness of this issue and wanted to assure you that we are cooperating with state and local election officials, along with federal law enforcement, to provide whatever assistance possible as they pursue relevant leads.

We do not conduct voter outreach over the phone—this was not Democracy Works nor anyone affiliated with TurboVote. TurboVote users only receive text or email communications from us if they opt in. Voters can sign up for TurboVote reminders at turbovote.org or partner affiliate sites at [partnerhostname].turbovote.org. They can expect to receive email and text message reminders from the turbovote.org domain and the shortcode 8-8683 (TVOTE).

If you receive a phone call claiming to be TurboVote, please report it to your state election official, such as the secretary of state. You can find the information for your state election office here.

Brandon Naylor