LARGO - Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark urges voters to be aware of any suspicious letters or phone calls they may receive regarding their eligibility to vote.
“We were notified by the Secretary of State that voters in some Florida counties have received fraudulent letters questioning their citizenship status,” Clark said. “These letters look official, but they were not sent by the Supervisor of Elections Office.”
The Department of State’s Division of Elections is currently investigating allegations of a person or group impersonating Florida’s supervisors of elections through fraudulent letters which require voters to respond within 15 days or risk losing their voting eligibility. Other reported activity includes phone calls about casting a ballot by phone and incorrect voting hours.
Any voter who receives such a letter is asked to save the envelope and all its contents and call 464-VOTE (8683) immediately to report the fraud.
“We take this issue very seriously,” Clark said. “We will do everything we can to protect our voters from fraudulent activity and ensure the integrity of the election.”