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 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.
The Florida Secretary of State’s Office oversees voting systems certification. Any voting system used in an election in Florida must first be tested and approved for purchase and use. The State rigorously tests voting systems to ensure the integrity of our elections process.
We’re confident in Florida’s election integrity. Florida's elections systems are secure. Florida's Legislature has enacted statutes ensuring that elections in this state are secure, fair, and above all, accurate.