The Pasco County Supervisor of Elections is getting a lot of call from confused and angry voters.
Brian E. Corley said the people have received voter registration applications in the mail from the Voter Participation Center (VPC).
Voters mistakenly believe the mailings are coming from the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections' Office.
"The majority of the phone calls we are receiving are from already registered voters who are questioning what has happened to their voter registration," said Supervisor Corley.
"This is very confusing to them, and rightly so. It is creating suspicion, mistrust, and increased anger which further erodes the confidence of voters and unnecessarily places a burden on the elections' office staff which is actively preparing for upcoming elections."
"I am encouraging all voters who receive these notices to check their voter registration status before pushing the panic button, and advising them to contact the VPC directly with their grievances," said Corley.
"We have dealt with the VPC in the past, and sadly, they continue to cause unnecessary confusion for the voters. It's time they hear from the voters."
The Voter Participation Center in 2008, 2012, and 2015 launched voter registration campaigns using erroneous consumer data lists that were outdated.
In 2014 their campaign focused on vote-by-mail ballot requests which created confusion for voters who had already requested and sent in their vote-by-mail ballot.
Voters who receive these mailings can check their voter registration status here: