Dead Dog Gets Voter Registration Form
In Chicago, they say that the dead vote. Well that’s nothing, because in Bedford County, Virginia they encourage dead dogs to vote:
BEDFORD COUNTY, VA — When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote.
Not only is Mozart a dog but he’s been dead for two years.
“I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed,” Morris said. “I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it’s real.”
The form is addressed to Mo, the family’s nickname for the dog.
What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012.
“He would have been 19 years old this year and he passed away two years ago,” he said. “I still have no earthly idea how they got his information.”
10 On Your Side looked deeper and found that the voter registration forms were sent by the non-profit Voter Participation Center, not the State Board of Elections.
So we contacted the Voter Participation Center and found that they purchase mailing lists from vendors and while they do try and check every name the organization admits that some do fall through the cracks.
Gee, do you think?