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Christian Slater Tweets About Rejected Miami-Dade Ballot

Friday evening, the actor published on his Twitter account a photo of the letter he received from the Miami-Dade Canvassing Board

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    Christian Slater published on his Twitter account the letter he received from the Miami-Dade Canvassing Board, telling him that his vote could not be counted. He is pictured here at a January 2012 event in California.

    Actor Christian Slater has learned his vote in Miami-Dade County wasn't counted, even though he waited hours in line to cast his ballot.

    Friday evening, Slater published on his Twitter account a photo of the letter he received from the Miami-Dade Canvassing Board.

    “After a thorough review, your provisional ballot was not counted,” the Nov. 26 letter said, “because the signature on the provisional ballot certificate envelope did not match the signature on your voter registration card.”

    Slater had previously posted the letter, which refers to him as "Christina D. Slater," on his account and removed it. He reposted the letter Friday night with the caption, “Back by popular demand.”

    On Election Day, Slater described via Twitter how he voted in South Florida by provisional ballot, the paper ballot that voters are forced to use if they cannot prove their eligibility at the polls.

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    About 4:30 p.m. Election Day, Slater tweeted that he had been in line for “four hours trying to vote.”

    Two hours later that day, he wrote that he made it into the voting 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 [sic] and I said yes.”

    Then he said, “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.”

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    At 7:22 p.m. that day, he tweeted, “I voted!!!!!”

    With Slater’s ballot rejection recently drawing headlines, the actor said on Twitter that he for a moment thought the paparazzi were trying to take his picture Saturday. 

    “Thought this voting thing was really blowing up for a second,” he wrote Saturday.  “Took my dog for a walk. Went to the drug store to buy some e cigs. Just about to cross the street when a line of cars pulls up in front of me loaded with paparazzi. Panic set in for a sec. They were like angry bees! I tell my dog it's gonna be okay.”

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    He continued: “Then I notice that the pap's don't even see me. They are running right past me … I look to where they are swarming. It's one of the Kardashians. I crossed [the] street.”