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Election board warns voters of group 'unlawfully' collecting ballots in Anne Arundel Co.

WBFF Baltimore logo WBFF Baltimore 10/2/2020 Tiffany Watson, WBFF STAFF
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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WBFF) -- The Anne Arundel County Board of Elections is warning voters of a group that is going door to door collecting election ballots, unlawfully, in the County. 

A release from the The Anne Arundel County Board of Elections states: 

Please be advised, it has come to the attention of Anne Arundel County Board of Elections that someone/group is unlawfully going door to door and trying to collect completely filled out Presidential General Election Ballots.
The Anne Arundel County Board of Elections would never send anyone, be they an Election Judge (volunteers), Election Officials(employees), or Voter Registration Volunteers to go into any neighborhoods to collect or help turn in ballots. Should anyone come to you and tell you they would be glad to take your ballot to the nearest Official Drop Box please know they are not working for any local board of election offices. DO NOT GIVE A STRANGER YOUR BALLOT TO TURN IN FOR YOU.

Board officials say you should contact the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections right away at 410-222-6600 if you are approached about collecting your election ballot. 

Officials also say that if you need assistance to drop your ballot off at one of the 'Official Drop Boxes,' ask a trusted family member to take you to one of the 32 locations in Anne Arundel County instead.  

This is a developing story. 

Stay with FOX45 for more details. 

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