Supervisor of Elections Alerts Voters To Unofficial Mailings

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Once again, two Washington, D.C.-based nonprofits, the Center for Voter Information and the Voter Participation Center, are sending potentially misleading mailings to Alachua County voters and other residents.

Despite the efforts of Supervisor of Elections Kim A. Barton and Supervisors of Elections across the state asking these organizations to cease these actions, the two groups, which regularly send similar mailings across Florida, announced they will collectively send more than 9,000 pieces of mail to Alachua County. In 2020, the same groups sent more than 30,000 mailings to Alachua County residents. They notified our office that residents should begin receiving the unofficial mailings around March 17.

The groups’ voter registration-related mailings have previously confused voters, and will continue to do so, with notices sent based on incorrect or out-of-date information. Prior mailings have resulted in pre-filled voter registration applications sent to already-registered voters, deceased persons, minor children, and even pets.

The Center for Voter Information and the Voter Participation Center are unaffiliated with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections. The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections does not provide the address information used to conduct the mailings.

Individuals with questions or concerns regarding these mailings are encouraged to contact these groups directly and can unsubscribe from future mailings using the links below:

Center for Voter Information
Toll-free 866-290-1599
Unsubscribe: https://www.centerforvoterinformation.org/unsubscribe/

Voter Participation Center
Toll-free 877-255-6750
Unsubscribe: https://www.voterparticipation.org/got-mail/

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections is the official source for information related to voter registration and elections in Alachua County. Residents can verify and check their voter registration status at https://www.votealachua.com/My-Registration-Status or by calling 352-374-5252.

  • Who are they “selling?” If they are registering dead people isn’t that a federal offense?

    It would be nice to know the political affiliations the organizations align with so we know who to blame this election cycle.

  • “The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections does not provide the address information used to conduct the mailings.” Anyone can make a public record request of voter address information with the Elections office.

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