In the discussion thread: GOP Elec Supervisor Blasts Florida’s Lawsuit Against Feds-Won’t Restart Purge Regardless Of Outcome [View all]
Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)
Tue Jun 12, 2012, 11:13 AM
csziggy (15,231 posts)
6. It is ILLEGAL to purge this close to an election or primary
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The Florida association of supervisors of elections (not an official name) got an opinion from their legal counsel that cited the NVRA:
Attention Leon County Voters
The Leon County Supervisor of Elections office has determined the federal National Voter Act of 1993 (NVRA) prohibits the systematic purging of Florida's voting rolls in the manner described by the Florida Division of Elections for the non-immigrant matches in the Florida Voter Registration System. Accordingly, our office will not contact voters about this issue during the 90 days prior to any election containing federal races.
A statement from the U.S. Department of Justice web site describing Section 8 of the NVRA follows:
1. Does Section 8 impose any time restrictions on States as to when a general list maintenance program can be conducted?
Yes. Section 8 requires States to complete any program the purpose of which is to systematically remove the names of ineligible voters from the official list of eligible voters not later than 90 days prior to the date of a primary election or general election for federal office. This 90 day deadline applies to state list maintenance verification activities such as general mailing and door to door canvasses. This 90 day deadline does not, however, preclude removal of names at the request of the registrant, removal due to the death of the registrant, removal due to criminal conviction or mental incapacity of the registrant as provided by State law, nor does the deadline preclude correction of a registrant's information.
Fla. election chiefs skeptical of voter purge
Florida's local election supervisors on Wednesday sounded skeptical, and even distrustful, of a push by the state to remove thousands of potential non-U.S. citizens from the voting rolls just months before the critical 2012 elections.
The supervisors, meeting at their annual summer conference, peppered state election officials with questions about the list of more than 2,600 people who have been identified as being in Florida legally but ineligible to vote. That list was sent to supervisors recently, but state officials have also said there may be as many as 182,000 registered voters who may not be citizens.
State election officials want the state's 67 county election offices to reach out to those on the list, determine their citizenship status and remove them from the rolls if they are not U.S. citizens.
But election supervisors - including Democrats and Republicans - asked a range of questions about the level of proof that state election officials had regarding the citizenship status of voters which was culled by comparing voter registration lists to a state driver's license database. They said they wanted more information before they purge someone from the voting rolls.
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It is ILLEGAL to purge this close to an election or primary
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