EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - The Town of East Longmeadow is at the center of an investigation involving allegations of voting fraud.
Some registered democrats told the 22News I-Team they got letters about voting in the Republican primary.
East Longmeadow's Matthew Weber and Doug Howie have just one thing in common.
They each received a letter acknowledging their request for an absentee ballot for the upcoming Republican Primary.
Problem is they're both staunch democrats.
"I was a little bit surprised because of all the people to want to switch parties, I'm not the guy who's on the fence. Lifelong democrat and now I'm supposed to be strangely changing over to the republican side," said East Longmeadow's Matthew Weber.
It appears these two are not alone.
The state is now investigating several allegations of voter fraud in the town of East Longmeadow.
Secretary of State William Galvin's office told 22News the state became suspicious when they discovered an unusual number of party shifts.
Turns out a number of registered Democrats got letters about voting in the Republican primary.
No suspects have been accused of wrongdoing but letter recipients are happy they caught the error now before they lost their right to vote at all.
"What if I threw this away and I go to vote in November and someone would tell me that I can't vote because someone already voted in my places, because somebody applied for this, I didn't," East Longmeadow's Douglas Howie said.
Anyone who received a letter should contact the State's Attorney Generals office.