New Florida Legislation Aimed at Improving the Accuracy of Voter Rolls
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Executive Director, Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections
February 21, 2018. Tallahassee, FL- Today, Florida's state legislators passed legislation to allow Florida to become the 24th member of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) - a bipartisan cooperative working to improve the accuracy of America's voter rolls.
"This is important progress. Our participation in ERIC means we will be able to identify and communicate with voters who may be registered to vote in other states," said Dana Southerland, President of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). "It will also help us identify eligible, unregistered voters so we can encourage them to register to vote."
ERIC is governed and managed by the states who choose to join. It was formed in 2012.
"Our association advocated for this legislation because we've seen credible evidence that ERIC is a secure way to share data and improve the accuracy of our voter registration database," said Craig Latimer, this year's legislative chair for FSASE. "We look forward to working with ERIC partners in a shared commitment to improve America's voter rolls and bolster the country's confidence in our elections."
The bill now goes to Governor Rick Scott to be signed into law.