Common Cause reviews who's enforcing "No Match, No Vote"

10/23/08 Mitch E. Perry
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As we reported last night, an attorney for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Ron Labasky, has issued a memo to all state supervisors regarding the controversial “No Match, No Vote" law. He said they could accept identification at the polls without requiring voters to make an additional trip to the elections office.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning began enforcing the law on Sept. 8, and since that time, the law has flagged 8,867 voter registrations, according to the Florida Department of State, which oversees elections. That’s about 2.2 percent of the estimated 400,0000 people who have registered since the law took effect.

The issue became complicated for Browning after Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark said she she would give applicants with problems a chance to verify their identification at polling places.

Ben Wilcox is with the group Common Cause. He told WMNF that he’s been monitoring how the 67 Supervisors of Election are handling the issue.

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