During election years, scam artists call their victims pretending to be from either your local voter registration board or a civic organization offering to either help you register to vote or to confirm your status as an enrolled voter. They then ask you for information to confirm your identity, such as your Social Security number. Unfortunately, the information gathered is not to register you to vote or to confirm your registration, but to make you a victim of identity theft. Voter registration is not done over the phone and they never request your Social Security number.
Never give out personal identifying information to anyone on the telephone whom you have not called and are not sure who they are.