The Boston Election Department does not conduct any kind of telephone polling or surveys of voters, and residents are receiving fake calls claiming to be from the election department.
“It has been brought to my attention over the weekend that voters are receiving telephone calls regarding voter preferences. The callers are identifying themselves as being from the Boston Election Department,” said Geraldine Cuddyer, chair of Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners in a press release released today, Sept. 16.
“Voters should be aware that any caller conducting a survey, and claiming to be Election Department personnel, is engaging in fraudulent behavior. The Election Department staff is working around the clock getting ready for the September 24 Preliminary Election," she noted.
"The Election Department prides itself on conducting fair and impartial elections, and I take great offense at anyone misusing the Department’s name,” Cuddyer said in the release.