Ask Governor Scott to allow Online Voter Registration!

Take Action Now!

Now is the time to contact Governor Scott to support online voter registration:

Governor Rick Scott, however, has made clear his position on the issue, sending Secretary of State Ken Detzner to the Senate committee hearings to speak in opposition of the bill. Detzner raised concerns that his office would not be prepared to handle the influx of new registrations. Detzner did not even want a set implementation date! Governor Scott’s actions hint that he may veto the bill if one reaches his desk.

This is NOT a complicated process:

  • 20 states have already implemented online voter registration, and 4 more are in the process of implementing it.
  • Virginia was able to implement their online system in 6 months.
  • Under the current legislation being debated, Florida would have until October 2017 to be implemented.
  • In Arizona, the price of processing a registration went from 83 cents to 3 cents. This saves money every election cycle!
  • Online voter registration is more secure than paper, because the electronic registration form is going directly to the Supervisor of Elections, unlike paper in many cases.
  • Online voter registration has bipartisan support in the Legislature, as well unanimous support of all 67 Supervisors of Elections throughout the state. This is a no brainer.

ACTION:

Support voting rights, and tell Governor Scott DON’T VETO online voter registration! It is good for democracy; it is good for Florida.

Contacts for Governor Scott:

  • Phone: (850) 717-9337
  • Facebook: https://facebook.com/ScottForFlorida
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/FLGovScott

Thank you!
Deirdre Macnab
President
(407) 415-4559

League of Women Voters of Florida | 540 Beverly Court | Tallahassee | FL | 32301-4559