Lee County strengthens voting security measures

Reporter: Nicole Lauren Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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A ballot being cast. Credit: WINK News

More people in Florida have already cast their ballots either by mail or early voting than all voters in 2016. Nationally, almost 50 million people have already voted.

But many are worried about voting security—either about fraudulent ballots or physical security at voting locations.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno says deputies are doing extra patrols around polling stations in an effort to keep voters protected at the polls. And if you don’t see a marked car, don’t be surprised; some of the deputies are undercover.

“I’m always concerned, recently we’ve had some threats against some voters,” Marceno said. “In our county it’s clear and in the United States it’s clear. So, any threats, we’re not going to tolerate that. It’s going to be investigated by us and the FBI. They’ve taken the lead in it.”

Marceno also stressed that he maintains constant communication with the Lee County Supervisor of Elections in coordinating voter security.

“We will be in full force, as we already are at all different election places and polls to make sure people are safely getting out there and voting,” Marceno said.

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