Classification of Voter Fraud

IMPERSONATION FRAUD AT THE POLLS: Voting in the name
of other legitimate voters and voters who have died, moved away, or
lost their right to vote because they are felons, but remain registered.

FALSE REGISTRATIONS: Voting under fraudulent voter
registrations that either use a phony name and a real or fake address
or claim residence in a particular jurisdiction where the registered
voter does not actually live and is not entitled to vote.

DUPLICATE VOTING: Registering in multiple locations and voting
in the same election in more than one jurisdiction or state.

FRAUDULENT USE OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS: Requesting
absentee ballots and voting without the knowledge of the actual
voter; or obtaining the absentee ballot from a voter and either filling
it in directly and forging the voter’s signature or illegally telling the
voter who to vote for.

BUYING VOTES: Paying voters to cast either an in-person or
absentee ballot for a particular candidate.

ILLEGAL “ASSISTANCE” AT THE POLLS: Forcing or
intimidating voters—particularly the elderly, disabled, illiterate, and
those for whom English is a second language—to vote for particular
candidates while supposedly providing them with “assistance.”

INELIGIBLE VOTING: Illegal registration and voting by individuals
who are not U.S. citizens, are convicted felons, or are otherwise not
eligible to vote.

ALTERING THE VOTE COUNT: Changing the actual vote
count either in a precinct or at the central location where votes
are counted.

BALLOT PETITION FRAUD: Forging the signatures of registered
voters on the ballot petitions that must be filed with election officials
in some states for a candidate or issue to be listed on the official ballot.

Related Links

From The Heritage Foundation
Does Your Vote Count? Ensuring Election Integrity and Making Sure Every Vote Counts
available at: https://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/pdf/Doesyourvotecount.pdf
Heritage Election Integrity Issue Page
available at: http://www.heritage.org/election-integrity
Heritage Foundation Explainer: Voter Fraud
available at: http://www.heritage.org/election-integrity/heritage-explains/voter-fraud


Further Reading
Public Interest Legal Foundation: Alien Invasion II: The Sequel to the Discovery and Cover-up of Non-citizen Registration and Voting in Virginia
available at: https://publicinterestlegal.org/blog/alien-invasion-ii-sequel-discovery-cover-non-citizen-registration-voting-virginia/
Public Interest Legal Foundation: Best Practices for Achieving Integrity in Voter Registration
available at: https://publicinterestlegal.org/files/PILF-best-practices-report-FINAL.pdf
North Carolina State Board of Elections: Post-Election Audit Report, General Election 2016
available at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dl.ncsbe.gov/sboe/Post-Election%20Audit%20Report_2016%20General%20Election/Post-Election_Audit_Report.pdf
Pew Center for the States, Issue Brief: Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient: Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade
available at: http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/legacy/uploadedfiles/pcs_assets/2012/pewupgradingvoterregistrationpdf.pdf

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/docs/pacei-voterfraudcases.pdf