November 3rd, 2008
08:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Voters receiving misleading robo calls in Ohio

(CNN) – On the eve of Election Day, amid overwhelming public interest in the presidential race, some voters are being confronted with a sea of election-related misinformation.

Sheila Robinson, a resident of Dayton, Ohio, tells CNN that she received a robo call at her home Monday. The call informed her that Republicans would be voting on November 4 in this year’s general election, and Democrats would be voting on November 5.

That information is incorrect. The Ohio Secretary of State’s Web site is clear: Everyone in Ohio votes Tuesday, November 4.

Laura Jordan of the Montgomery County, Ohio Board of Elections, says she has not received reports of any calls like the one Robinson received. But Jordan also tells CNN that she has received reports of misleading automated calls giving voters incorrect information about the location of their polling places. Voters who call the county board reporting these types of calls are told the correct location for their polling place, according to Jordan.

If you live in Ohio, click here for voter information from the Ohio Secretary of State’s Web site.

CNN will be tracking voter problems through Election Day. If you have a problem or see a problem, call the CNN Voter Hotline at 877-462-6608. See what issues are a concern in each state by clicking on the interactive Hotline map at cnn.com/hotline.


Filed under: Ohio • Voter Problems
soundoff (104 Responses)
  1. Desmond

    I'm a white, or as I like to call myself, an American (no hyphen needed ) and I find it a little offensive to be called "a white". So please stop being so racist and realize that there are a lot of people voting in this election for one reason only! And the fact that I don't even have to mention what that reason is says it all!

    November 4, 2008 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  2. Cris V

    I am not surprised. The GOP are trying to loose this election. Neither party wants to inherit this economy. Neither candidate can fix it, it is an economic cycle. Whom ever wins will be known as the President that ushered the New Great Depression. That is why the McCain campaign keeps making mistakes accidentally on purpose.

    November 4, 2008 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  3. quinton

    Here we go again...

    November 4, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. Vera in VA

    Ok...lovely ppl we all know what's going to happen we are 3 1\2 hours est away from change so let the GOP say or do what ever...just remember this WWBD...what would Barack do?...a change is gonna come!!! Obama/Biden 08/12

    November 4, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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