Voter registration fraud investigation expands to 57 counties

An inspector signs off on a package of absentee ballots after they were counted at the Marion County Election Board Service Center in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
An inspector signs off on a package of absentee ballots after they were counted at the Marion County Election Board Service Center in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – An investigation into the possibility of voter registration fraud by the Indiana State Police is rapidly expanding.

ISP started an investigation in August after the clerk in Hendricks County suspected possible fraud. The investigation, at the time, included Hendricks and Marion counties.

Around ten incorrect registrations were discovered.

On Oct. 4, the investigation expanded to nine total counties – including Allen County. State police said some registration forms included wrong names, addresses, and dates of birth.

At the center of the investigation is a the “Indiana Voter Registration Project.” ISP said earlier this week when the investigation expanded that hundreds of voter registration applications could be in jeopardy.

The investigation now includes the following counties:

  1. Adams
  2. Allen
  3. Bartholomew
  4. Benton
  5. Blackford
  6. Boone
  7. Brown
  8. Carroll
  9. Cass
  10. Clark
  11. Clay
  12. Clinton
  13. Daviess
  14. Dearborn
  15. Decatur
  16. DeKalb
  17. Delaware
  18. Dubois
  19. Elkhart
  20. Fayette
  21. Floyd
  22. Franklin
  23. Fulton
  24. Gibson
  25. Grant
  26. Greene
  27. Hamilton
  28. Hancock
  29. Harrison
  30. Hendricks
  31. Henry
  32. Howard
  33. Huntington
  34. Jefferson
  35. Jackson
  36. Jasper
  37. Jay
  38. Jefferson
  39. Jennings
  40. Johnson
  41. Knox
  42. Kosciusko
  43. LaGrange
  44. Lake
  45. LaPorte
  46. Lawrence
  47. Madison
  48. Marion
  49. Marshall
  50. Martin
  51. Miami
  52. Monroe
  53. Montgomery
  54. Morgan
  55. Newton
  56. Noble
  57. Owen

Allen County officials told NewsChannel 15 Wednesday that anyone who recently registered to vote should verify their registration. You can do so by checking online at the Indiana Voters website. You can also check with your local registration office in the county for which you reside and vote. If you recently registered, you are not an official registered voter until you receive a card in the mail from the county board of elections.

If you suspect registration fraud, contact the ISP Voter Registration Application Fraud tip line at (888) 603-3147.