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Welcome, from Alan Hays

Lake County's Supervisor of Elections

It is an honor to serve as your Supervisor of Elections. The foundation of our Republic, The United States of America, is our elections system. We want to encourage participation from every citizen who is eligible to vote. 

Our complete team of professionals is dedicated to serve you.

 

Florida Secretary of State and Supervisor of Elections Wilcox promote #TrustedInfo2022

 

Voter News Bulletin

Lake SOE Status Report - Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Status of Elections in Lake County, Florida

As part of our commitment to provide voters with accurate election information, as well as our ongoing voter education efforts to earn the confidence of our voters, we offer this report.

Your elections office is diligently engaged in preparing for the August 23, 2022 Primary Election and the November 8, 2022 General Election. We have almost completed the task of redistricting and soon we will be mailing to each Lake County voter a new voter information card.

It has recently come to my attention that there are individuals and groups that continue to spread lies about the conduct of the 2020 election here in Lake County. We have met personally with several of these individuals and with groups of them. We have presented the facts, but they refuse to believe the facts. Their minds are made up! There are also statewide groups engaged in this practice. It is unfortunate they refuse to believe the facts.

We have found it to be quite true that it is much easier to fool someone than it is to convince someone they have been fooled.

In spite of the continuing spreading of lies and innuendo by these individuals and groups of misinformed people here locally, not one piece of credible evidence of any wrongdoing by this office has been presented to this office. 

As of this date, there have been 6 people referred to the State Attorney for possible prosecution due to having voted, even though they were convicted felons. One person was tried for having presented over 500 falsified voter registration applications. One person voted in Idaho after voting here and they are being dealt with by Idaho authorities, and one person voted by mail here in Lake County, then voted in person in Duval County. Duval County is following up on that misconduct.

We seriously regret that many voters continue to be distracted by the false information being spread, and it would be nice if those spreading the falsehoods and innuendo would stop such activity. Unfortunately, they continue to spread the nonsense. Therefore, we are presenting this status report so you, the citizens of Lake County, have the truth coming directly from the Office of the Lake County Supervisor of Elections.

The Florida Secretary of State, Mrs. Laurel Lee, has collaborated with Mr. Wesley Wilcox, President of the Florida Association of Supervisors to create an informative video that may be viewed on our home page, www.lakevotes.gov.

If you have any questions about the conduct of the election, please feel welcome to call our office.  You are also able to arrange a tour of our facility by signing up on our website, www.lakevotes.gov.

 

 

2022 Temporary Employment Opportunities - Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office is entrusted with conducting Countywide elections, assisting with municipal elections, qualifying candidates, voter registrations, updating voter information, voter roll management, and other related functions. 

We are looking to hire temporary workers to assist with clerical functions, such as phone and general office support during the upcoming election season.  The anticipated start date for these positions is early July and employment will run through mid-November.  As these are temporary positions, benefits are not available. 

Hours are typically 8:00am- 5:00pm but may vary based on operational need.  Please note that you must be able to work extended hours on Election Day for both the Primary (Tue, Aug 23) and General (Tue, Nov 8) elections.   Commitment to work the entire election cycle is required. 

Required skills include the following:  Computer and telephone skills, operating office equipment, customer service excellence, accuracy, attention to detail, and cooperation.  Additionally, the ability to pass a criminal background check is required. 

Hourly rate is $13.00 per hour.

Please submit your resume to:

Lake County Supervisor of Elections
1898 E. Burleigh Blvd.
Tavares, FL  32778
Attn: HR
 

You are encouraged to review our website; www.lakevotes.gov

Please no phone calls.

 

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Lake County Election Facts

It has recently come to my attention that many citizens of Lake County have been wrongly informed about the results of the 2020 Elections and the security of our elections systems. As your elected Supervisor of Elections, I feel you deserve to know the true facts and it is in that spirit I offer the following information…

  1. The results of the 2020 Election published on our website, www.LakeVotes.gov, are the true and accurate results.
  1. Our office is in complete compliance regarding every aspect of the Florida Election Code, Chapters 97-106 of the Florida Statutes.
  1. Every single vote reposted in our elections has a paper ballot matching that vote. All of our ballots are paper.
  1. Each and every one of our tabulation machines are tested BEFORE they are used in an election. The test is advertised and open to the public.
  1. None of our machines are connected to the internet.
  1. All the data from our machines is verified AFTER the election.
  1. We mail Vote-By-Mail ballots ONLY to those voters who request them.
  1. Every single returned Vote-By-Mail ballot is returned in an envelope signed by the voter only.
  1. The signature on EVERY returned envelope is examined first by a machine. If the machine cannot match the envelope signature with the signature on file in that voter’s record, we then have trained humans examine the signature. If they can’t verify a matching signature on file, the voter is notified and informed what to do to resolve the mismatch. This process of resolving the mismatch is referred to as “Curing.” NO returned ballots are accepted for tabulation until that process of resolution is completed.
  1. Anyone who tells you that votes were stolen from one candidate and given to another candidate by manipulation of our tabulation machines does NOT know what they are talking about and they are NOT being truthful. I have seen some allegations that were based only on statistical models and those models are NOT reflective of the actual votes cast by Lake County voters. Some of these people and groups may be well intentioned but they are ignorant of our equipment and processes.
  1. Our office was designed to be transparent. We have a total of 144 square feel of glass observation windows in our Vote-By-Mail department, our tabulation room, and our canvassing board room so the public can readily observe our work as we accomplish it. ALL deliberations of the canvassing board are conducted in full view of the public. The public is able to see the documents being considered by the board. The discussion by board members is also fully audible to the public.
  1. Our manual audit of the election results matched 100% of the reported tabulated results, and is in complete compliance with the Florida Statutes.
  1. Our office has times scheduled on Tuesday and Thursdays for tours. We will be happy to book individuals or groups of up to 10 or 12 at a time for viewing of operation.
  1. The Florida Statutes allow us to use only machines that are approved and certified by the Bureau of Voting Systems Certification of the Department of State, Division of Elections. We use ES&S machines that are manufactured in the USA.
  1. We have a complete chain of custody of our machines and our ballots for every election. All ballots from each election are stored for 22 months under camera surveillance until shredded under our supervision, on our property.

PLEASE feel welcome to use us, your Supervisor of Elections office, as your “go to” source for all elections information.

Respectfully yours,

Alan

D. Alan Hays, DMD, MFCEP

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