Shasta County officials warn of people impersonating election officials, voter intimidation

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Shasta County officials are warning residents about a group of people impersonating election officials who are questioning voters about their registration.

Members of the group wear reflective vests and claim to be part of a “voter task force,” said County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling Allen. She said her office has not authorized any house calls and that she considers these kinds of aggressive tactics to be a form of voter intimidation.

These people sometimes claim to represent an elected official or are otherwise vague about their affiliation, Allen said. They are not conducting door-to-door canvassing but instead are driving into neighborhoods, parking in front of people’s homes and knocking on their doors to ask them questions.

“All of those things combined made me very concerned,” Allen told The Times.

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