An Albuquerque, New Mexico man says he successfully registered his dog to vote in Bernalillo County.
The dog owner said he saw a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico’s campus a few weeks ago and decided to see how easy it would be to register his dog to vote.
He said he was trying to expose the problems with the registration system.
He received the dog’s voter registration card in the mail Wednesday.
“They should verify. Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took a look at exactly who it was. But I made up a birth date, and I made up a social security number and I had a voter registration card in my hand for Buddy two weeks later,” the dog owner said.
When asked for comment the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office said state law does not require proof of your Social Security number, your date of birth, or even your name, and added what this man did is voter fraud.
They also said they strictly look over all the applications that come from third-party registration agencies before sending out registration cards.
Still, Buddy the dog made it through the system.
“We’re going to have a lot of people that are registered to vote that shouldn’t be able to vote,” the dog owner said.
He said he has no intention of voting under Buddy’s name.