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Online Voter Registration Legislation Appears Dead for 2014


BRADENTON — A bill that would allow citizens to register online to vote in Florida likely won't see a vote this year after Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) pulled the bill this week. SB 784 would have allowed Internet sign-ups for both first time voters and those making changes to their registration.

With strong Republican opposition, the bill's chances were already slim. A companion bill in the House has likewise gone nowhere. A broader Senate bill that also included online voter registration, SB 1660, has also seemed to stall out.

Passing in at least one committee would have created a possibility for it to be added to another bill as an amendment. 19 states currently offer some form of online voter registration.


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