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Online Voter Registration Signed Into Law

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Posted at 8:45 PM, May 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-15 17:06:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - Governor Rick Scott is moving ahead with online voter registration, despite reservations from some of Florida's top lawmakers.

Scott signed the measure into law Friday. The law mandates online registration in October of 2017. In a letter, Scott said he was signing the Bill with hesitation. The Governor says, he is concerned about whether the state could put the system in place while also replacing the existing statewide voter database. The possibility of cyber attacks are also a concern.

The online voter registration Bill was overwhelmingly supported by both Republican and Democratic legislators.

Florida's county election supervisors also backed the bill.