Monthly Archives: May 2012

Is Florida Barred From Removing Non-Citizens From Voter Rolls?

As discussed in this blog, Florida’s attempt to remove what may be thousands of non-citizens from voter rolls has generated controversy, with allegations of partisan motives being made on all sides. Putting aside the partisan arguments, Florida’s efforts might also … Continue reading

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53,000 Dead People Registered to Vote in Florida

First came the news that thousands of non-U.S. citizens are registered to vote in Florida.  Now comes the story that approximately 53,000 dead people are listed as registered voters in the state.  Under a law recently passed by the legislature, state officials were … Continue reading

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Non-Citizen Voting in Florida: A Brief History

Registering to vote or voting by a non-citizen in Florida is prohibited under state and federal law. But it wasn’t always so. In 1868 Florida adopted a constitution which permitted non- citizens who declared their intention to become a citizen to … Continue reading

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Update # 2: Non-Citizen Voters May Top 180,000, and Issue Goes Partisan

According to this AP story, the list of non-citizens who are registered to vote in Florida now nears 182,000. Of even more concern, 172,000 of these have reportedly been identified by the state as having recently voted or recently registered to vote. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Concerns Over Limited Ballot Audits in Florida

In Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections, et al. v. Kurt Browning, et al., the Florida Supreme Court held that a home rule county could require post-election ballot audits under a county charter provision.  As a result of the Sarasota Alliance … Continue reading

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Update: 2,676 Non-U.S.citizens are registered to vote in Florida

 As reported in this blog post, the Florida Division of Elections has begun an investigation of non-citizens who are registered to vote.  The initial review indicated that 1,251 non-U.S. citizens are registered to vote in Florida.  The latest number is … Continue reading

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