Elections Experts Say Florida Should Modernize Rolls

May 22, 2017
Originally published on May 19, 2017 11:58 am

Elections experts say Florida lawmakers dropped the ball when it comes to improving voter security.

Despite bi-partisan support, lawmakers adjourned without approving Florida’s entry into the national Electronic Registration Information Center.

Clay County Elections Supervisor Chris Chambless says ERIC makes it easier to scrub voters who are registered in more than one state. 

“And it helps in a number of other areas, for example, deceased voters who pass in a state other than their home state.”

The measure passed the House and two Senate committees but died when time ran out on the session. The failure comes at a time that President Donald Trump claims, without evidence, that voter fraud cost him the popular vote.

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