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Nonprofit group files records request for info about Florida online voter registration, Kirby Wilson, Tampa Bay Times (9/20/2017)

September 20, 2017

By Kirby Wilson, Tampa Bay Times

A non-profit voter rights advocacy group, Access Democracy, founded by two veterans of Democratic politics, Hannah Fried and Alexis Prieur L’Heureux, has requested records related to online voter registration from the state of Florida.

“With the implementation deadline just over a week away, we are concerned that Governor Scott and his administration may not be implementing the new system faithfully,” Fried said in a release.

The group has asked for emails, audio files, photographs, communication records and other documents related to several aspects of Florida’s online voter registration system, including “technical readiness.”

Fried said she wants to make sure the online voter registration is on schedule, and that it has the proper infrastructure to handful the flurry of registration that can happen before an election deadline.

“As with any technology, it’s just common sense to make sure that it works before you give it out to the state as a whole,” Fried said.

Read Access Democracy’s full press release here

A copy of the records request is available here.

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