RNLA Supports Efforts for Florida Share Vote Registration Data

Yesterday the Florida Chapter of the RNLA sent a letter to members of the Florida Legislature to urge members to review and amend current election law to facilitate the sharing of voter registration data across state lines.

The RNLA’s mission was created to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters. Requesting that the Florida Legislature adopt language that would allow state election officials to develop a program that would integrate the comparison of other states voter registration lists helps further the RNLA’s mission. The letter states:

A 2012 study by the Pew Center on the States estimated that over 2.758 million people are registered in multiple states and concluded that one of every eight active voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate. The recent Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) pointed out the importance of the integrity of the voter registration list and interstate data-sharing across the country. In many cases, the lack of clean data resulted in long lines and confusion at polling places.

A failure to share voter registration data across state lines results in obsolete and outdated registrations on the voter rolls.  This can lead to vote fraud.  Such fraud was witnessed on a large scale in 2000 in Florida and almost changed the results of the 2000 presidential election.

To read the entire letter, please find a copy here.