Message to Voters: VPC Enrollment Mailings are Not Affiliated with Dauphin County Elections Office
The Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections is alerting residents of a Voter Participation Center (VPC) mailing that has no connection to the county’s official office.
“Please be aware that Voter Participation Center (VPC) is not affiliated with Dauphin County, or the Pennsylvania Department of State, and any mailings from VPC do not require voter response,” said Jerry Feaser, Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections Director. “In fact, the origin of the mailing list used by VPC often includes names of individuals who no longer reside at a particular address, are deceased, or have changed their last name by way of marriage or divorce.”
VPC’s efforts to increase voter enrollment have caused confusion or concern among those already registered to vote.
“Part of the duties of the Elections Office is to minimize voter confusion, so we want recipients to be aware of the origin of these mailings and that they may contain inaccurate information,” Feaser said.
Again, the Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections Office has no part in the development of VPC’s mailing lists.
Feaser noted that those who receive a mailing from VPC can unsubscribe from future mailings by following the instructions in the letter.
The Dauphin County Bureau of Registrations and Elections is the agency best equipped to offer accurate voter registration information, and any resident who has questions about how to register to vote or to change any of their current voter registration information should contact the Elections Office at 717-780-6360.
Residents also can go online (https://www.vote.pa.gov) to apply to register to vote or check on their registration status, or to apply for or check on the status of their mail-in or absentee ballot.