Tarrant County DA warns of false postcards, website asking voters to verify election votes

Postcards are being distributed within Tarrant County and Fort Worth asking voters to verify their May 1 vote. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Postcards are being distributed within Tarrant County and Fort Worth asking voters to verify their May 1 vote. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Postcards are being distributed within Tarrant County and Fort Worth asking voters to verify their May 1 vote. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tarrant County’s criminal district attorney office is warning local voters about postcards being distributed requiring them to confirm if their vote in the recent Fort Worth May 1 election was counted.

According to a release, these postcards did not come from Tarrant County, Tarrant County Elections Office, the county Republican or Democratic parties, or any known elected official or campaign in Tarrant County.

Sharen Wilson, criminal district attorney for Tarrant County, said all information shared with a third party is at the voter’s own risk, and Tarrant County has no control over it.

“Be careful. Be cautious about giving someone you don’t know your name, address, email or any other information,” Wilson said in a release. “You don’t know what they will do with your information.”

The website on the postcard asks voters to enter their name, address and zip code to “verify the vote,” per the news release. The website also encourages the same information to be shared of “family members, friends, neighbors and even deceased loved ones.”


Voters are not required to verify their votes, Wilson said.

More information can be found online at http://elections.tarrantcounty.com/voterlookup. You also can call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683 or email them at [email protected]
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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