League calls on Detzner Regarding OVR Concerns

League Awaits Response From Secretary Ken Detzner Regarding Online Voter Registration

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The League of Women Voters of Florida sent the attached letter to Secretary of State Ken Detzner regarding concerns raised about the implementation of online voter registration (OVR) scheduled for October 1, 2017. As of this release, LWV Florida has yet to hear from the Secretary’s office.

Among the chief concerns, the online voter registration form requires a driver’s license number, the date of issuance, and the last four digits of a Social Security number. The current paper form only requires the social security last four digits if the registrant does not have a Florida driver’s license or identification card. Legislation passed in 2015 states that a legal distinction may not be made between online voter registration and other methods.

Pamela Goodman, president of LWV Florida, stated, “We would be more than happy to work with Secretary Detzner to make the implementation of online voter registration as seamless as possible. The League is only a phone call away, and we are waiting. Only nine days remain until OVR is set to be available to the public, so time is of the essence.”

The full letter can be found here.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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