President Donald Trump is telling people to change their votes. With one week left to the election, voters are calling elections offices to do that.
The president tweeted Tuesday morning, saying that the question “Can I change my vote?” is trending on Google because of him, and he says the answer is yes in most states.
We confirmed Florida is not among states where voters who have cast their ballot can then show up to change their selections.
“Once you cast your ballot, whether it is by mail or casting it early, there is no do-overs,” said Trish Roberston, a public information officer with Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office.
Robertson told us what will happen if someone tries to vote twice.
“They would be committing an illegal act at that time, and we would send their information over to the state attorney’s office,” Robertsons said.
If someone is convicted of this offense, he or she could face five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Voters told us it’s not worth the chaos.
“I think that whatever their initial opinion is, it should not change,” Danielle Bailey said.
Election rules vary depending on where you live, so call your supervisor of elections office if you have questions.
“We want to make sure that every vote counts that is eligible to count, and we want to make sure that it’s only one vote per one voter,” Robertson said.