Gov. Rick Scott once was dead, according to Collier Co. Supervisor of Elections

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The Associated Press’s Gary Fineout is reporting that Rick Scott said he was forced to cast a provisional ballot in 2006 because election officials thought he was dead.

Collier County election officials confirmed to Fineout that Scott was required to cast a provisional ballot in two elections. Scott was not yet in politics at the time.

The ballot was counted both times. Provisional ballots are given to those who show up at the polls but are not listed as a registered voter.

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