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Florida’s elections chief says he’s worried about potential disturbances during this year’s elections, and he’s working with law enforcement and supervisors of elections across the state on a plan.

Election supervisors from several Florida counties are turning in their wish lists for how the state’s election law needs to change. The Senate Committee on Ethics and Elections heard  from the county officials Monday about what they think caused problems during the 2012 election.

The committee heard testimony from nine elections supervisors, including those from several of the biggest counties.

Leon Co. Early Primary Voting Outpaces 2008 Election

Aug 10, 2012

Early voting before the Tuesday primary election runs through Saturday. And the turnout in Leon Co., so far, has already surpassed early voting totals for the 2008 presidential primary.

Leon Co. Assistant Elections Supervisor Janet Olin says, with a day left in early voting, voters have already cast about 1,600 more ballots than they did in the entire 2008 early voting period.  She says, primaries usually bring out a core group of dedicated voters.

“You get voters that are tried and true, so to speak, in the primary, that vote no matter what," she says.

The federal government granted Florida access to a Homeland Security immigration database over the weekend. But, Florida’s election supervisors say they are waiting for more detailed instructions from the state before they proceed with removing non-citizens from the rolls.

For the purge to happen, the president of the state election supervisors association Vicki Davis says, the process must include backup documentation along with a list of names. She says that’s what keeping supervisors from removing suspected non-citizens during the state-directed purge so far.

Today, after the Florida League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote announced they will resume voter registration drives statewide, the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee began registering its volunteers at the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office.

Florida is getting the DMV involved in its plan to check whether thousands of registered voters are legal U.S. Citizens. And, as Sascha Cordner reports, some elections supervisors say it’s about time.