WV Sec of State: AFP Mail Is ‘Misleading’

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The West Virginia secretary of state is calling an Americans for Prosperity mailing about voter registration "misleading" and "confusing."

The mailer says the recipient only has a few days to register to vote at his or her current address. It includes a voter registration card and prepaid envelope.

Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant says people have to update their registration only if they move, change their name, or want to switch political parties. Tennant said legitimate contact will only come from county election clerks, not third-party groups.

Americans for Prosperity state director Wendy McCuskey said the mailer was sent to people who aren't registered, based on public record. She said it was legal and nonpartisan.

The small-government Americans for Prosperity opened a West Virginia chapter in January.