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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Marion Supervisor of Elections warns against inaccurate voter registration letters

The Marion County Supervisor of Elections is warning residents of voter registration letters from two Washington, D.C. based groups that allegedly contain misleading and inaccurate, pre-filled information.

According to Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox, the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and Center for Voter Information (CVI) have been mailing unofficial voter registration letters to residents across the county.

The organizations use commercial data to send generalized voter registration letters to residents who are not registered to vote. According to Wilcox, the notices are being sent with inaccurate and outdated information.

Center for Voter Information pre filled form

Voter Registration Application from DC groups

“Prior mailings have resulted in pre-filled voter registration applications sent to already registered voters, deceased persons, minor children, and even pets,” reads a social media post from the Marion County Supervisor of Elections Facebook page. “The mailings from VPC and CVI continue to erode voter confidence and increase suspicion, mistrust, and anger among Florida voters.”

Marion County residents can verify their voter registration status or eligibility by visiting the Marion County Supervisor of Elections website or calling 352-620-3290, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For questions about mailings you may have received from VPC or CVI, visit the Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information.