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 able to compare social security information with the statewide list of registered voters and apparently found that approximately 53,000 dead people are registered voters.  According to this AP story, the Division of Elections has informed the elections supervisors that they have seven days to remove the dearly departed from their voter roles.   Stay tuned.

Thomas D. Shults, Esq.

About Thomas D. Shults, Esq.

Tom Shults is a partner in the law firm of Kirk-Pinkerton P.A. He represents clients in a range of matters including election law issues,complex business and commercial disputes and probate and trust suits. Mr. Shults is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within a specific area of law. Mr. Shults also holds the highest peer rating possible (AV) from the independent attorney rating agency, Martindale Hubbell. He was recently appointed chair of the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee of the Florida Bar and is a recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award of the Sarasota County Bar Association. He is an Army veteran and was admitted to the Bar in 1983.
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