The Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office has become aware that individuals have begun and will continue to go to registered voters’ homes seeking information from voters.
Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley has issued a statement announcing that his office is not involved in those efforts.
“Our office has been made aware that individuals have begun and will continue to go to registered voters’ homes throughout Pasco County to inquire and verify information for voters at that particular address and possibly inquiring if those person(s) voted in the 2020 General Election,” the release says.
“Pasco County voters need to be aware that these individuals are not affiliated with the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office. These activities are also occurring in other Florida Counties and we have received information from another Supervisor of Elections Office that an individual went to a voter’s home and misrepresented themselves as being with that county and/or the Supervisor of Elections Office,” the release adds.
“Additionally, in spite of lobbying by Florida’s Supervisor of Elections, voter’s personal information from their voter file (e.g. name, address, phone number, email address, designated political party, which elections you voted in) is public record,” the release continues.
“Voters often contact my office with concerns about their personal information being publicly available. Voters shouldn’t have to choose between protecting their personal information with exercising their constitutional right to vote,” Corley says in the release.
Third-party groups have a legal right to voter information, but Corley wants the public to know that his staff will not come to your house to ask about your voting history.
Through the release, Corley makes this request: “If an individual indicates they are with ‘Pasco County’ or the ‘Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office,’ please contact us at 800-851-8754.”
Published September 22, 2021