JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Duval County's Elections Supervisor says he's received a letter from the state saying they will start purging voter rolls again this year but voters say they're concerned laws could be broken.
"This is kind of a renewed effort from last year," Duval County Elections Supervisor Jerry Holland tells our partner Action News.
Holland says although the state identified more than 180,000 names to be purged last year, they only sent out lists with a few dozen names in the end. Holland says he hopes this time, with a new system in place, things will go more smoothly.
"The difference is supposed to be that this database of names is supposed to be going through the Homeland Security databasem" says Holland, noting that it could backfire on Governor Scott. "If for any reason he sends out this list and sees people show up on his doorstep saying 'I'm a U.S. citizen, here's proof,' I think it's going to be embarrassing again."
Voters want to know exactly what the state means when it says it's purging so-called illegal voters. They want to make sure their rights aren't violated.
"The government actually should prove that for some reason you do not have the right to vote before denying someone the right," one voter said.
The state has not yet said how much the legal battles from last year are costing taxpayers. The actual purging process hasn't started yet