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Broward County State Attorney's Office takes calls into Elections Fraud hotline

Hotline open through Tuesday

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Broward County State Attorney's Office is taking calls into its Elections Fraud hotline through Tuesday.

The hotline is meant for citizens to report potentially criminal issues during voting.

Voter fraud includes any "intentional misrepresentation, trickery, deceit or deception in connection with voter registration or actual voting," the Broward State Attorney's Office said in a news release.

"It is important in this and every election that voters feel comfortable knowing that their vote counts, and that the election process is beyond reproach," Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said in a statement. "We hope that those who have first-hand knowledge of any potentially criminal voter fraud will contact us or local police."

Callers will be asked to provide the date, time, place and specific circumstances about what they witnessed, along with their contact information.

Citizens can also report incidents to poll supervisors and police at the polling location.

The Broward County Elections Fraud hotline number is 954-831-7487.

Citizens can also report potential illegal activity to the Florida Secretary of State's Voter Fraud Hotline at 1-877-VOTERFRAUD.

Voters heading to the polls Tuesday are asked to bring a photo ID that has a signature on it. Acceptable forms of ID include: Florida Driver's License, Florida ID Card, US Passport, military or student ID, public assistance ID, neighborhood association ID, VA healthcare ID, concealed weapons permit ID, government employee ID and debit/credit card.

The ID must have the voters' current signature on it.

A voter information card is not necessary to bring, but is helpful to identity voters' districts, precinct and polling location.

More than half the 1.2 million registered voters in Broward have already voted.

People dropped off absentee ballots by hand at both the Supervisor of Elections Office locations in Lauderhill and in Fort Lauderdale. Broward elections officials are expecting light to moderate traffic at polling locations on Tuesday.

There will be more than 500 voting precincts in the county open on Election Day. If you still have an absentee ballot at home, drop it off at the Supervisor of Elections Office or take it to a polling place to be voided and vote in person on Tuesday.

Click here to find your precinct.

Click here to find out whether you are eligible to vote in Broward County.


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