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Statement by Secretary of State Ken Detzner Regarding the Department of State’s Efforts to Remove Ineligible Voters from the Voter Rolls

Tallahassee, Florida –

"As Florida’s Chief Election Officer, I am committed to ensuring the accuracy of Florida’s voter rolls and the integrity of our elections. It is my duty to protect the right of all eligible voters who are able to participate in the process. This is the security that voters and candidates expect from us in every election. The Department will continue to act in a responsible and cautious manner when presented with credible information about potentially ineligible voters. No one that has the right to vote has been denied the opportunity to cast a vote, and as the Secretary, it is my duty to ensure that remains the case.

As to the specific concerns presented by the Department of Justice, we will be responding next week."