FORT MYERS, Fla. - September's primary race between Levon Simms and Christine Matthews won't go away.
Matthews beat her predecessor, but now authorities are looking for possible foul play.
"I don't think there's a viable way for them to mess with our process but what happens outside the walls of the building, we have no control over," said Stephen Brittain, IT director for the Supervisor
The supervisor of elections office says it hasn't been approached by FDLE since the investigation officially turned criminal, so it can't say for sure what authorities have found.
But what the office is saying that it doesn't believe the criminal activity is their fault.
"Our point is that each and every absentee ballot that is received, is checked against the signature on file," said Brittain.
125 ballots, requested online, all came from three IP addresses.
Those addresses are registered to Matthews.
"You don't vote via an IP address."
Still, questions remain.
"Were these people approached inappropriately."
WINK news wanted to know what would happen to the councilwoman's seat, if illegal activity was found.
The city clerk's office says the city would hold a special election.
We reached out to Councilwoman Matthews.
She has not returned our phone calls.