WALTON COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS WARNS OF POTENTIALLY MISLEADING COMMUNICATIONS
The Walton County Supervisor of Elections Office is warning citizens of Walton County about potentially misleading communications, such as mailings, calls, emails, or text messages, they could be receiving form organizations not associated with the Walton County Supervisor of Elections or the Florida Division of Elections.
Historically these communications often include Florida Voter Registration Applications or Vote-by-Mail (Absentee) Ballot Request Forms with information pre-filled and are sometimes addressed to misspelled or informal names, children under voting age, and deceased family members. Letters may also say a number of things including: - You are not registered to vote. - Your mailing address is incorrect. - Your voter information needs to be updated. - How do you compare with others? Digital communications might also include links to register to vote, request a vote-by-mail ballot, or other services, but may not always lead to our official website at VoteWalton.gov. Our office has also become aware of some mailings that appear to be handwritten on postcards and ask you to support a particular candidate or political party. Often, these mailings may appear to come from other states as well.
These mailings usually originate from third-party, non-government organizations such as the Voter Participation Center (VPC), the Center for Voter Information (CVI), and Postcards to Voters. Often times, the origin is hard to trace. Although these organizations do usually identify themselves, they may appear to look official and use our office name, address, phone number, or email address.
These organizations may generate address, email, or phone number lists for these communications from unverified, outdated, and often incorrect data, which can lead to confusion regarding eligibility for voting, especially among voters who are already registered or have already requested vote-by-mail ballots.
Walton County residents are urged to confirm or update their voter record by using the official Supervisor of Elections website at VoteWalton.gov, or call the Supervisor of Elections office at (850) 892-8112; and to not rely on the information in these third-party communications.
Bobby Beasley, Walton County Supervisor of Elections