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Seminole County officials warn voters about misleading election mail

Supervisor of Election’s office says outdated information in mailers may cause confusion.

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – The Seminole County Supervisor of Elections is warning voters about potentially misleading election mail they may receive.

A news release from the county elections office said that third-party organizations, which are not affiliated with Seminole County, plan to send mail to thousands of people in the community.

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“Our office has been notified The Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information will once again be sending mail to over 16,000 Seminole County homes. These organizations have a history of sending mail with incorrect or outdated information, which can bring confusion to Seminole County voters,” the release reads.

There is a county website dedicated to providing voters with “accurate information regarding what an official piece of election mail” from the Supervisor of Elections office should look like. That website can be found by clicking here. Voters are encouraged to check that site when questionable mail comes to their homes.

VPC and CVI president and CEO Tom Lopach said in a statement to News 6 that the “nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations “are bringing democracy to Floridians by providing hundreds of thousands with the same official voter registration applications used by their county.”

“(We) work to ensure that the new American majority -- people of color, young people and unmarried women -- participate in democracy equal to their presence in society,” Lopach said.

The statement said VPC and CVI have helped more than 5.7 million people, including 820,000 Floridians, register to vote.

Below you can see an example of the “misleading mail” voters could receive:


About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.