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STATEMENT: Fraudulent Letters to Collier County Voters


October 22, 2012

For more information contact:

April Donahue
(239) 252-8052

Statement attributable to:
Jennifer J. Edwards
Collier County Supervisor of Elections

"Our office has been made aware that a fraudulent letter questioning citizenship status has been sent to some Collier voters from an entity not related to the Collier County Supervisor of Elections. We would like to make all voters aware that this mailing did not come from our office and that the appropriate authorities have been notified."

"Any voter who receives a letter regarding citizenship that at first glance appears to be from our office should be on the lookout for the following: the fraudulent letters will not have my signature (Jennifer J. Edwards) and they will state that the voter must respond within 15 days. We encourage voters who receive such a letter to retain the envelope and papers and contact our office at 239-252-8450 as soon as possible to report the fraud. Those voters will be eligible to vote in the November 6th General Election, barring any other disqualifying factors."

"The Collier County Elections office is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of the elections process and protecting the right to vote for our eligible residents. We will continue to monitor this very serious issue of fraud and assist the authorities in their investigation."

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Copy of Fraudulent Letter

Example of Authentic Letter

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