Clay County warns voters of misleading letter


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office is alerting voters to a mass mailing by the Voter Participation Center. It wants voters to know the VPC is not a government organization, and it is not affiliated with any state elections office.

The letters could say a number of things, including:

  • You're not registered to vote
  • Your mailing address is incorrect
  • Your voter information needs to be updated

According to the Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office, the letters may be sent to voters who are already registered, creating confusion. It said in years past, VPC has used information from unverified sources.

The founder of the nonprofit organization, which is described as a non-partisan group "dedicated to increasing participation in our democracy," said its goal is to make it convenient for voters to register.

"We take our mailing list very seriously and we are constantly improving it," said Page Gardner, the group's president. "However, it's important to remember that no state provides a list of non-registered individuals. So it's up to civic-engagement groups like VPC to do this hard and painstaking work."

Eligible voters can visit ClayElections.com or call 904-269-6350 to review their current information and make changes.

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