Florida Disqualifies Christian Slater's Election Day Vote
Christian Slater, who chronicled on Twitter his hours-long wait to vote in Florida on Election Day, took to the social media platform Friday to reveal the ballot he’d cast was rejected.
Slater posted a letter on Twitter from Miami-Dade County, which said the provisional ballot he’d cast had not been counted because the signature on the ballot did not match the one on his voter registration records. The letter was addressed to Christina D. Slater — an apparent misspelling of his name.
Slater deleted the photo of the letter and an accompanying tweet claiming he'd waited in line for five hours on Election Day, but he later re-posted the photo.
Back by popular demand twitter.com/ChristianSlate…— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlate4) December 1, 2012
Slater may have filled out a provisional ballot, which is given to voters with ID or registration problems and later examined by election officials to determine if it will be counted, because of a registration mishap. On Election Day, Slater tweeted from the polls that the DMV had failed to register him to vote even though he'd requested it when he got his new driver's license. (See his full Election Day tweets below.)
Other voters in Florida reported long lines at the polls, and the state was slammed for Republican-backed legislation lowering the number of days allocated for advance voting, which critics said was done to suppress voter turnout. The former chair of the Florida Republican Party said this week that Republicans feared early voting would be bad for their party, because it tends to work in favor of Democratic candidates.
— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlate4) November 6, 2012
Made it in the room only to find out the DMV didn't register me when I got my new license. They asked me if I wanted to reg and I said yes.— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlate4) November 6, 2012
So, now I'm standing by and waiting while this guy tries to get the State on the phone I guess. I really want to vote— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlate4) November 6, 2012
I voted!!!!!— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlate4) November 7, 2012