TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's election supervisors are unlikely to remove any potentially ineligible voters before the Aug. 14 primary.
The state this weekend got the ok to access a federal immigration database to check the citizenship status of voters. But the state association that represents Florida's county elections supervisors will urge its members to move slowly.
Vicki Davis, the Martin County Supervisor of Elections and the association president, said on Tuesday that she was urging caution because it is unclear if the state can take all steps necessary to carry out a new agreement with the federal government before voting starts early next month.
The state asked counties to remove potentially ineligible voters earlier this year.
But most counties stopped efforts amid conflicting legal opinions and questions about whether the data was accurate.