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Ottawa County officials warn of fake canvassers

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 16:46:36-05

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — Ottawa County officials have issued a warning regarding fake canvassers circulating throughout the county.

We're told they are traveling door-to-door in the guise of county workers while attempting to verify residents' voting information.

Residents are advised not to answer any of their questions and to contact Ottawa County's Elections Division if the above scenario has happened to them. If intimidation tactics were used, residents are urged to get in touch with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.

The reports of fake canvassers reached Attorney General Dana Nessel, who advises potential targets to ask for identification if someone shows up at your door asking for voter information.

“Just as Clerk Roebuck pointed out in his alert, you should always ask for identification when someone contacts you and says they’re with a government agency – especially if they show up on your doorstep,” says Nessel. “We’re ready to hold accountable anyone who impersonates officials or attempts to intimidate residents.”

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