PORTLAND -- Oregonians have been receiving misleading robocalls about their voter registrations, the secretary of state's office warned Friday.
Tuesday The Oregonian reported the Oregon State Representative Julie Parrish admitted she was behind the calls.
Parrish said she had been considering voter registration legislation and had wondered if a phone call would spur people to register and vote, the newspaper reported.
One KGW viewer reported receiving a recorded message that stated, "one or more people at this address will not be receiving a mail-in ballot for the upcoming election because they were listed as inactive."
"County elections officials say in most cases, the registration of voters in the household are found to be up to date," said spokeswoman Andrea Cantu-Schomus. "Anyone with concerns can check or update their voter registration status online."
The Attorney General’s office was investigating whether the robocalls were being made to people who had registered on the National Do Not Call Registry.
The deadline to register is October 16.