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ACLU May Challenge Elections Division Ruling Blocking UF Student Union as Voting Location

| February 8, 2014

Democrats contend Gov. Rick Scott is “laying roadblocks to voting” because of a state Division of Elections opinion that the student union at the University of Florida can’t be used as an early voting location.

Florida Voter Purge 2.0: More Complicated and Cautious, Less Brazenly Discriminatory

| October 4, 2013

The complicated new voter-purge process comes after supervisors scrapped last year’s non-citizen purge — the brainchild of Gov. Scott — after learning that many of the voters flagged by matching the state’s voter registration database and driver’s license records were naturalized citizens. More than half of the voters on the list were minorities.

Supervisors of Election Weary of State’s Renewed Push for Voter Purges

| September 12, 2013

Secretary of State Ken Detzner will go on the road next month to pitch for a revived voter scrub, but supervisors of elections, caught in the crosshairs of last year’s problematic purge, and voting-rights advocates remain skeptical.

As Justice Department Warns Florida Of Illegal Voter Purge, Election Supervisors Urge Pause

| June 2, 2012

Florida appears willing to defy federal warnings that the ongoing voter purge may be illegal, although the state is leaving it up to local elections supervisors to make the call. Election officials said earlier this year as many as 180,000 names may be erroneously included on state voter rolls.

Florida Elections Official Places State’s Potentially Ineligible Voter Tally at 180,000

| May 11, 2012

Officials reported earlier this week that they had forwarded the first batch of those names, about 2,600 to local supervisors of elections for further review and for each voter to be notified that they were on a list of people suspected of being illegally registered.

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