Remember four years ago when there were over 20,000 Florida citizens who were improperly removed from the state's voter rolls? Now, six months before the 2004 election, half of Florida's 67 counties have responded to a request by state election officials to check if any of the voters removed in 2000 should be reinstated as required under a legal settlement between the state, the NAACP, and other groups reached nearly two years ago.
According to a story in the Miami Herald, along the I-4 Corridor only Brevard, Hillsborough, Osceola, Sarasota, and Volusia counties have responded. Of those only Hillsborough and Osceola have actually reported actually reported adding names back to the rolls...Hillsborough with 579, and Osceola with nine.
Sounds like a LOT OF WORK needs to be done, especially since Jeb! has ordered a new purge of the voter rolls statewide prior to the presidential election. And this latest list of approximately 47,000 voters has errors...at least Leon County Assistant Supervisor of Elections Janet Olin is saying her office has already found some in the new list.