Dead cat receives voter registration form by mail

by Jordyn Pair · Jul 10th, 2020 3:58 pm

Last Updated Jul 11th, 2020 at 1:57 pm

A long-dead cat in Georgia received a voter registration form by mail on Wednesday, much to the confusion of its former owner.

Carol Tims — the owner of Cody, who died roughly 12 years ago — said she was confused on how her cat had received a form to register to vote. The form was addressed to "Cody Tims" with a pre-printed label.

"I mean, it's not reality. He's a cat," she said. "...If they're trying to register cats, I'm not quite sure who else they're trying to register. I don't know if they're registering dogs, mice, snakes?"

The Georgia Secretary of State blamed third-party groups for the mailing.

"Third-party groups all over the country are targeting Georgia to help register qualified individuals. This group makes you wonder what these out-of-town activists are really doing. Make no mistake about it, this office is dedicated to investigating all types of fraud," the department said

Cody the cat is not the first animal to be on the receiving end of voter registration application.

A border collie in North Carolina received a similar form in 2016 and a Boston Terrier in Colorado received one in 2018. Both animals were dead at the time.

Similar incidents have also happened in Florida, and Washington state.


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