A week after Florida rolled out its new online voter registration system, the president of the state association representing election supervisors says she is “very pleased” with with the way the new system has been received and how it has performed. “To my knowledge, we’ve not had any issues. I have tried to keep in touch with the other counties and listen to anything that might be coming through, but I don’t know of anything,” said Taylor County Elections Supervisor Dana Southerland, who also serves as the president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. Florida is the 36th state to offer an online registration system. The system was activated on Oct. 1.
By Friday morning, nearly 2,000 had used RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov to submit a voter registration application or update their current registration. An additional 500 people used the online system to fill out and print a hard copy application, which can then be mailed to their local Supervisor of Elections office.
“Considering this is an odd year for elections, that we’re not in the middle of a regular election cycle, I would think that’s probably pretty good,” Southerland said.