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Voter Participation Center Targets Pasco Voters

Date: Fri Jan 17, 2020 09:23:13
From: Pasco County Supervisor of Elections


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2019
Contact:  Tami Bentley
352-521-4302

Voter Participation Center Targets Pasco Voters

Pasco County FL - Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections.  The Voter Participation Center (VPC) has again launched a voter registration mail campaign targeting Pasco County voters with inaccurate information that is often alarming and confusing.

In the past these mailing have been sent to family members who are deceased, their pets and underage children, and adult children who no longer reside or never resided in the household or the state of Florida. The mailings that reach eligible voters often arouse suspicion because they are already registered and feel that their registration has somehow been compromised.  VPC has also begun text messaging voters in advance of the mailing using an out dated list of phone numbers.  We have already received reports that the messages are addressed to people who no longer have the phone number.

Our experience has been that VPC tactics further erode voter confidence at a time when the security of our elections is in the forefront.    Please know that these organizations are in no way affiliated with my office and that there are reliable tools already in place for Pasco citizens to register to vote, update their voter registration, and to check their voter registration status.  For the most accurate information regarding your voter registration:
Register to vote or update your voter registration address using the online voter registration form at:  https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home.
Check your voter registration status online at: https://registration.elections.myflorida.com/CheckVoterStatus.
Or call our office 1-800-851-8754 for assistance.

For grievances regarding the mailing please contact the VPC using the information provided on the mailing.

800-851-8754

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