Senate Bill to Allow Online Voter Registration Put on Hold

By: Natalie Rubino Email
By: Natalie Rubino Email

Voters who hoped to register online this election will now have to wait at least another year.

A senate bill that would require the State Division of Elections to create an online voter registration system was placed on the shelf, just before its first committee even had a chance to vote on it.

After members of the senate Ethics and Election Committee expressed concern over the proposal, the bill's creator, Senator Jeff Clemens asked it be put on hold for another year.

The senator says he proposed the bill in hopes of increasing voters.

"We're just trying to make it easier for people to get out and vote in the state of Florida. Nineteen other states have the ability to do this and it's about time we get on board," Sen. Clemens said.

Many oppossed to the bill say the state needs more time in order to set up a database.

Senator Clemens says postponing it will only delay the process even more.

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