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Robocalls are falsely claiming that Shaker Heights polling locations are closed on Election Day

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 23:23:26-04

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is warning residents about scam robocalls residents have reported that falsely claim some polling locations in Shaker Heights are closed.

According to the BOE, the calls state that polls there are closed and voters must head to Downtown Cleveland to cast their vote.

“This is false,” the BOE said.

Polling locations in Shaker Heights, as well as the rest of Cuyahoga County, are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. If you’re unsure of where your polling location is, you can find out at www.443VOTE.US

Mike West with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections said if you get a call like this, to hang up and contact your local municipality.

"Be suspicious of everything, to question everything, at work, or at home, we are always told never click on anything. If you get a robocall and it sounds like something is wrong, especially if it pertains to election information, the best thing to do is go directly to the Board of Election’s website or call us on the phone," West said.

Anyone in Cuyahoga County who receives one of the robocalls is asked to report it to the BOE at 216-443-VOTE (8683).

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