LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. - Letters sent to potential voters in Indiana and Ohio have some concerned that the group behind the letters is using them as an intimidation tactic.
The letters in question claim to show whether the person they're sent to and that person's neighbors voted in the 2008 and 2010 elections.
The "Vote History Audit" letters are being sent by an organization called Americans for Limited Government.
The information the organization is using is public record, but the way it’s being delivered has some election officials concerned.
"I believe it scared some people because it used the word government in their organizational title, and it uses the word audit, within the information, so that conjures up 'Am I in trouble about something?'" said Phil Weaver, clerk of circuit court for Dearborn County.
Americans for Limited Government says its only goal is to get more people to vote.
Dan Fricke and his wife Shelley don’t see the organization’s actions as promoting voting.
"I was shocked," Dan Fricke said. Dan Fricke and his wife claim to have received two of these letters.
The Fricke's say they have friends who are getting the letters in Hamilton County, Ohio as well.
"I agree, get out and vote if that's what you wish to do. But it's also your personal right to choose to vote or not, and this seems like a pressure tactic to do so," Shelley Fricke said.
The Fricke's say the information in the letter is also inaccurate.
"It would be one thing if they shared just our information to us, but the fact that they're sharing our personal information with our neighbors, that's the privacy issue," Shelley Fricke said.
The Indiana Secretary of State says anyone who receives one of these letters should disregard it.
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