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Election Crimes and Security

Governor DeSantis, Florida's Secretary of State Cord Byrd and the Florida Department of State have made elections integrity a top priority. 

We work hard to meet the highest standards for security and integrity, and we've done that in a variety of ways, whether that's through pre- and post-election audits, continual assessment and strengthening of our elections' cybersecurity, and developing partnerships to ensure the integrity of the election. 

Florida is a model for successful election administration, and we continue to seek ways to improve our processes.  

Explore this site and the links provided to learn more about how Florida works hard to ensure that your vote is safe, secure and counted.

In 2020, the Department received 262 Elections Fraud Complaint forms and over 75 to law enforcement or prosecuting authorities.

 

In addition to reviewing formal Elections Fraud Complaint forms, of which the Department received 262 in 2020, the Department also continually receives and reviews complaints and information containing allegations of elections fraud from other sources, including but not limited to emails and telephone calls from the public, Supervisors of Elections, other local and state officials, and law enforcement. If, after a preliminary investigation, there is reason to believe that elections fraud may have occurred, the Department refers the information to the statewide prosecutor, the relevant state attorney, or an appropriate law enforcement agency for further investigation and prosecution.

To learn more about Election Integrity in Florida, click here.

 

DOS Resources

Office of Election Crimes and Security Report 2023

Office of Election Crimes and Security Report 2022

 

Additional Resources

Escambia County Elections Security and Integrity

Leon County Supervisor of Elections - Why You Can Trust Florida Elections

Seminole County EVOLVE Partnerships

Contact

Office of Election Crimes and Security

Mailing Address
Florida Division of Elections
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

Phone: 850.245.XXXX
Fax: 850.245.XXXX

Email: [email protected]

Voter Fraud Hotline

Toll Free 1.877.868.3737 (in English and Español), available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with extended hours on the day registration ends and on Election Day for the upcoming statewide elections.

If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Office using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800.955.8771 (TDD), 1.800.955.8770 (Voice), or 1.877.955.8773 (Español). For more information visit the Florida Relay Service.

For the Press

For answers to media-related questions visit the Media Room for a list of resources you may find useful.

If you still have questions, please contact the Department of State’s Office of Communications.

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