Updated with new information on June 5, 2020:
Our office has become aware of post cards being received by voters directing them to contact our office. Please know that these did not come from our office. From what we have heard, these postcards appear to be hand written with no return address, refer to a specific political party, and are postmarked in other states.
WALTON COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS WARNS OF POTENTIALLY MISLEADING MAILINGS
The Walton County Supervisor of Elections Office is warning citizens of Walton County about potentially misleading mailings they could be receiving leading up to the elections held later this year. Historically these mail-outs often include Florida Voter Registration Applications with information pre-filled and are sometimes addressed to informal names, children under voting age, and deceased family members. These 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.
These letters usually originate from third-party, non-government organizations such as the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI). These organizations are NOT associated with the Florida Division of Elections or the Walton County Supervisor of Elections. Although these organizations do identify themselves on their documents and envelopes, they may appear to look official and use our office as a return address.
The VPC and CVI generate address lists for these mailings from unverified, outdated, and often incorrect data, which can lead to confusion regarding eligibility for voting, especially among voters who are already registered.
Walton County residents are urged to confirm or update their voter record by using the Supervisor of Elections website at VoteWalton.com, or call the Supervisor of Elections office at (850) 892-8112; and to not rely on the information printed on these mailed-out applications.
Bobby Beasley, Walton County Supervisor of Elections