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Fraudulent letters questioning voter eligibility sent to some Florida voters

Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 06:44 PM

The Florida Division of Elections is reporting that a fraudulent letter questioning citizenship status and voter eligibility has been sent to some Florida voters.

Supervisor of Elections Annie Williams said the letter was not sent from any of the 67 supervisor of elections offices in the state.

"We would like to make all voters aware, should they receive it, that this mailing did not come from our office and that the appropriate authorities have been notified," Williams said in a press release.

She added that any voter who receives a letter regarding citizenship that at first glance appears to be from the elections office should be on the lookout for the following:

The letter states that the person might be ineligible to vote in the upcoming election.

It goes on to say that if the person does not respond to the letter in 15 days, he will be removed from the voter registration rolls and unable to vote in the general election.

It also says that a nonregistered voter who casts a vote in Florida may be subject to arrest, imprisonment or other criminal sanctions.

Williams encourages voters who receive such a letter to retain the envelope and papers and contact the supervisor of elections office at (352) 754-4125 as soon as possible to report the fraud.

Barring any other disqualifying factors, those voters will be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

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