Date: Fri Jul 18, 2014 14:03:46
From: Pasco County Supervisor of Elections
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tami Bentley
Supervisor of Elections
Warns Pasco Voters of Misleading Information
>From the Voter Participation Center
Pasco County FL - Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections, reports his offices have fielded questions all morning from confused voters who are receiving vote-by-mail applications from the Voter Participation Center organization in Tallahassee. Voters mistakenly believe the mailing is coming from the Pasco Supervisor of Elections' Office.
"The majority of the voters we are hearing from have already requested vote-by-mail ballots, and this is confusing to them," said Supervisor Corley. "It creates suspicion and mistrust about what happened to the vote-by-mail request they already had on file."
Voters who receive this mailing can check the status of their vote-by-mail ballot at the Supervisor of Elections' website pascovotes.com using this link: http://www.pascovotes.com/Vote-by-Mail/Check-Request-Status.aspx
or call us at 800-851-8754.
"I am encouraging any voter who receives this notice to check their status with our office before pushing the panic button," said Supervisor Corley. "We have dealt with this organization in the past, and sadly, it caused unnecessary confusion for the voters."
The Voter Participation Center in 2008 and 2012 launched voter registration campaigns using erroneous consumer data lists that were outdated. Voters who were already registered received voter registration applications which confused them and made them question their voter registration status. Misleading campaigns such as this further erode the confidence of voters and unnecessarily place a burden on the elections' office staff which is actively preparing for the upcoming election cycle.
For the most accurate information regarding voter registration and voting by mail, voters should contact the Supervisor of Elections' Office by calling 800-851-8754 or refer to pascovotes.com.
For more information contact:
Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections