Registering to vote is about to become a lot more simple in the Sunshine State.
On Sunday, Florida will become one of 36 (including Florida) states offering online voter registration to its residents.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Thursday that his department is ready to launch the RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov website in compliance with a 2015 law that required online registration to be available by Oct. 1.
Detzner, who originally opposed the policy, said the Department of State has been working in cooperation with 67 supervisors of elections across the state, to “implement an online voter registration website that provides Floridians with a secure and more easily accessible way to register to vote.”
Residents will now be able to register to vote, update their current registrations or fill out and print a registration form at their website.
Voters will need a Florida driver's license or state identification card and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers to register online, according to the Department of State.
Officials said “multiple safeguards” will be used to verify registrations and protect personal information, including the use of a “state-of-the-art” firewall and data encryption.