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Lee County Elections Office warns voters of potentially misleading mailers

By Staff | Jun 14, 2018

Tommy Doyle, Lee County Supervisor of Elections, warns citizens to be aware of a potentially misleading mailer they may receive in the weeks leading up to the Aug. 28 primary and Nov. 6 general elections.

The letters originate from the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information, two organizations that are not associated with the Florida Division of Elections or the Lee County Supervisor of Elections.

The mailers often include Florida Voter Registration applications with information pre-filled and are addressed to informal names, children under voting age, pets and deceased family members. The VPC and CVI generate address lists for the mailings from outdated and often incorrect data, which can lead to confusion regarding eligibility for voting, especially among voters who are already registered to vote.

Lee County voters should not rely on the information printed on the mailed-out applications but confirm their voter record in the Voter Resources tab on the website lee.vote by clicking on “Check my Voter Registration Status” or call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 239-LEE-VOTE (533-8683). Questions regarding the eligibility of those who are not currently registered to vote may also be directed to these sources.

The Lee County Supervisor of Elections has four office locations to assist constituents in-person with voter registration services. Check the Community Education Services Department’s Calendar of Events for locations where they will be available to provide voter registration services.

The Florida Division of Elections’ Online Voter Registration link is available for those who wish to register to vote or update their voter information online.