Lee County Elections Will Not Comply Completely To Trumps Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Request
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette Source Lee County Elections Tommy Doyle
On July 6, 2017, Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, released his response to the June 28, 2017, letter from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
I have attached the entire letter, but here is part of Secretary Detzner’s response: (Click here to read Letter)
“On June 28t, 2017, you requested certain voter roll information, much of which is publicly available to you under the Florida Public Records Law, Chapter 119 of Florida Statute. In fact, each year, our office already fulfills hundreds of public records requests for some of the same information that you have requested. We are glad to continue following Florida’s Public Records Law by providing the requested information to you that is publicly available.
Although most of the information you’ve requested is available to the public in Florida, we cannot fully comply with your entire request. Driver’s license information and social security numbers are not, and cannot be provided under section 97.0585, Florida Statutes. We will also not release any information that is exempt or confidential under Florida Law, including certain information regarding law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors, and victims of stalking and domestic violence. Additionally, Florida’s public record voter database does not capture information on felonies.”
The Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office is dedicated to serving our public. We strive for success and excellence in shaping the future of voting in Lee County by empowering every eligible citizen with the tools and education necessary to exercise his or her right to vote. We endeavor to guarantee the integrity and accuracy of every election by administering fair and appropriate voting procedures in compliance with federal and state election laws. For more information about elections, candidates, voter registration, early voting, vote-by-mail requests, precinct locations, poll workers, and outreach events, please visit our website www.lee.vote or call LEE VOTE (533-8683).