WXII 12 News reports:

Two weeks ago, Thomas Tolbert said he registered his dog Buddy on a whim. The  retired Army veteran said he jotted down a fake Social Security number on the  registration card, sent it in and got a voter registration card for his dog.

“When I opened (the mail,) there it was, it was a voter registration card  for my dog,” Tolbert said. “I did it to show that the system is broke.”

Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver said what Tolbert did is  considered voter fraud, and that’s a fourth-degree felony. The case has been  forwarded to the sheriff’s office.

“By trying to prove a point he has certainly put his own right to vote  under threat,” she said.