CRESTVIEW, Fla., Sept. 18, 2019—The Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections is warning citizens about misleading voting materials circulated through the mail.
According to a news release by Supervisor Paul Lux, these mail-outs often include pre-filled Florida voter registration applications and are addressed to informal names, children under the voting age, pets and deceased family members.
These letters originate from the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information, two organizations not associated with the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections or the Florida Division of Elections.
The VPC and CVI generate address lists for mailings from outdated and often incorrect data that can lead to confusion regarding eligibility for voting, especially among already-registered voters, according to the release.
Okaloosa County voters who know they are registered can confirm their voter records by using the Voter Lookup Tool on the Supervisor of Elections website, www.GoVote-Okaloosa.com, or by calling one of the Supervisor of Elections offices.
Voters are urged not to rely on the information printed on these mailed-out applications.
For those who wish to register or update their information online, a new Florida Division of Elections portal is available at www.registertovoteflorida.gov. Otherwise, applicants may access Florida voter registration application forms at either Supervisor of Elections office in Okaloosa County or at the local Public Library.
Registering in person is the best way to confirm the application is received and correct, according to the release.
Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections