Great news: This past Tuesday Governor Scott signed our first bill, HB541 – Addresses of Legal Residence, into law!
For the first time this new law now requires hundreds of thousands of voter registrations listing an apartment complex street address to include an apartment number.
Your calls and emails were critical in reaching this milestone. So yes, a small group of citizens can still make a difference!
Share the success by forwarding this post to your distribution list. There’s plenty to do and we need many more volunteers to deal with all the issues we’re discovering. Volunteers and those that would like to stay informed can sign up by using the “Contact Form” at ElectionIntegrityFlorida.com.
Before you continue reading the additional 2016 legislative background information provided below, please be sure to call or email your appreciation to HB541’s bill’s sponsors & co-sponsors. (A sample email is provided at the bottom of this email.)
Rep Spano <Ross.Spano@myfloridahouse.gov> (850) 717-5059 <– Ross has been our primary supporter!
Rep Murphy <Amanda.Murphy@myfloridahouse.gov> (850) 717-5036
Sen Bean <Bean.Aaron.firstname.lastname@example.org> (850) 487-5004
Rep Campbell <Daphne.Campbell@myfloridahouse.gov> (850) 717-5108
Rep Edwards <Katie.Edwards@myfloridahouse.gov> (850) 717-5098
Rep Raburn <Jake.Raburn@myfloridahouse.gov> (850) 717-5057
2016 Legislative Background Information:
HB541 was weakened by a Democrat’s amendment in the Senate. Amazingly the nonsensical amendment was strongly supported by our Florida’s Association of Supervisors (FSASE)!
Even worse, the Florida Association of Supervisors was also advocating for Senate bill SB702 (be sure to read the initial version of the bill), which would have gutted the citizen’s check and balance on Florida’s voter roll by excluding all voters’ dates of birth and residence address from the public record. Another one of our successes: it looks like Supervisor Association’s SB744 will die in committee.
Just when we start to make progress identifying how dirty our voter roll is our Supervisors’ Association decides it’s time to forbid us from having access to the information?!?! What gives?
Be sure to ask your Supervisor of Elections what they are going to do to prevent this type of overreach by their Association. And do not let them claim it was about minimizing identity theft. There is no defense for blatantly trying to unilaterally end the citizens’ check and balance on the voter roll.
Dear Florida Legislator,
Just a quick note of gratitude for your part in helping HB541 – Addresses of Legal Residence become signed into law!
The Democrat amendment to HB541 codifying that it’s OK for our Supervisors of Elections to not know where a voter resides will need to be removed next session. And there are also many other opportunities next year to significantly improve Florida’s election integrity legislatively. We hope you will learn more about these opportunities in the coming months.
But for now, thank you again for your support of HB541!