League of Women Voters of Florida
STATE VOTER PURGE A CASE OF MISPLACED PRIORITIES
Statement from Deirdre Macnab, President, League of Women Voters of Florida
Florida’s controversial attempt to screen voter rolls for non-U.S. citizens has yielded 207 voters who may not be eligible. While spending precious time and resources trying to unearth a possible 207 unlikely voters out of over 11 million in total, many media sources report that Florida is well behind its 2008 new voter registration numbers — partly due to legislatively imposed obstacles on voter registration efforts.
This is a case of terribly mistaken priorities. With less than four weeks before the registration deadline, the League has volunteers across the state seeking to include all eligible voters, and a special website, www.BeReadyToVote.org, to help register, update and inform voters before Election Day.
The League of Women Voters of Florida, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit the League’s website at: www.TheFloridaVoter.org.Tweet