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Florida's new online voter registration website goes live Oct. 1

Florida's new online voter registration website goes live Oct. 1
Posted at 7:21 AM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 07:14:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida's new online voter registration website will go live Oct. 1.

Any Florida resident who is eligible to vote or is already registered to vote in Florida can use RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov.

The site will allow Floridians to submit an application, update an existing registration or pre-fill an application form to print and deliver to a Supervisor of Elections office.

Users will need a Florida driver license or state identification card and the last four digits of their social security number to complete and submit the voter registration application electronically.

After a person's identity is verified and the application is deemed complete, the local Supervisor of Elections office issues a voter information card.

Safeguards at the website include a state-of-the-art firewall, data encryption, captcha boxes, session time-out after inactivity and the use of multi-screens, a news release said. 

The website requires information that only the person seeking to register or change an existing registration should know, such as a the issued date of their Florida driver license and the last four digits of their social security number.

A 2015 state law required the state to offer online voter registration by Oct. 1.

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