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Gov. Scott grudgingly OKs online voter registration

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Florida will move ahead with online voter registration despite Gov. Rick Scott saying he is worried about putting it in place. Scott signed a bill Friday that mandates online registration in October 2017. The Republican governor signed the bill even though the state’s top election official criticized it. Scott in a letter said that he was signing the bill (SB 228) with “hesitation.” He said he is concerned about whether the state could put the system in place while also…

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Jerry Holland: Online voter registration is faster, cheaper and more secure

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The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE), a group of which I am currently the state president, has 66 supervisors of elections from both parties from around the state. We support the passage of online voter registration (House Bill 7143 and Senate Bill 228) in Florida. It is important to us because current voter registration is handled entirely by hand, on paper forms, and manually entered into our statewide database. This method is much more costly and prone…

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