Online voter registration is happening. Twenty states currently have it. Another four have passed authorizing legislation. And the Florida Legislature is considering it this session. “When done right, people have trust in the system. It’s successful,” said Adam Ambrogi, a program director at the Democracy Fund, one of the co-sponsors of the University of Florida’s election forum at the Florida State Conference Center in Tallahassee on Friday. Many among those at the forum were county election supervisors from around the state who wanted to learn more about how effective and safe online registration is, like Mark Andersen of Bay County.
He takes seriously his responsibility to make sure people who are eligible to vote and properly registered aren’t turned away from the polls.
“But we don’t want people to vote twice or when they shouldn’t be voting,” Andersen said.
Andersen is concerned about the quality control. “What are the checks and balances going forward?” Andersen asked. “I want to make sure it’s secure before I go in a new direction.”