False robocalls investigated in Va. on Election Day

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Some voters in Virginia are getting false robocalls this Election Day, telling them their polling place has changed, election officials confirmed. The ACLU is investigating it as a possible attempt at voter suppression as the state looks to elect a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and dozens of other positions.

The Virginia Department of Elections said it received some complaints in Prince William County.

“We have referred the matter to law enforcement for investigation,” said elections commissioner Edgardo Cortés.

2017 WUSA9 Voter Guide for Virginia, Maryland

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The Fairfax County Office of Elections said it also has received complaints from voters. The calls did not come from the office, officials confirmed.

People are reporting that caller identification suggests the robocalls are coming out of Gloucester, Va. and Georgia.

"You know, we kind of expected it," said Paul Thompson, president of the NAACP chapter in Loudoun County. "We're at the tail end of a nasty campaign."

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Democratic voters in Prince William, Loudoun and Fairfax counties all say they've received the calls.

Anyone looking to confirm where their polling place is can visit the Department of Elections or the WUSA9 Voter Guide.

If you’ve received one of these calls, the ACLU is urging you to reach out to its Virginia Voter Hotline at 804-644-8080.