TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- The state and the Department of Homeland Security have signed an agreement that allows Florida to use a federal database to check for non-citizens on the voter registration rolls.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner says his folks are now being trained on how to use the database. When the training is complete, the purge will begin.
He said they would be diligent with the list of names, but would also work to make sure that due process is applied.
They'll start out with a list of 26-hundred names that were provided to local election supervisors back in April.
Once that's done, they'll start a new matching and review process called the Voter Eligibility Initiative.
The goal is to make sure any non-citizens are removed from the registration list before the November election.
The original purge was called off because the state's list was riddled with errors.
But now that they have access to the federal database of non-citizens who live in the states, Detzner says they're back in business.
Getting the agreement took a federal lawsuit, followed by a month of negotiations.