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October 23, 2012   (941) 861-8606
Media Alert    

Statement by Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent

“It has been brought to our attention that some Sarasota County voters have received a letter questioning their citizenship status and eligibility to vote from an entity that is not the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections. I want to make all Sarasota County voters aware that this mailing did not come from my office.

“Any voter who receives mail or phone calls that, at first glance, appear to be from the Sarasota County elections office, and which are suspicious or call into question a person’s eligibility to vote should retain the mailing envelope and contents and contact the SOE office at (941) 861-8600 to report the incident.

“Any correspondence concerning the eligibility of a Sarasota County voter that comes from the Sarasota elections office will include my signature (Kathy Dent) and will not require a response from the voter within 15 days.

“The Sarasota County elections office is committed to protecting the integrity of the elections process and to protecting the rights of all eligible voters. We will continue to monitor this and will assist the Division of Elections and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in their investigations into cases regarding illegal activities. “

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