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Vanishing Voters: Broward, Palm Beach Counties See Sudden Drop in Registrations

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The voter rolls in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as statewide in Florida, have seen significant decreases in the number of active registered voters.

This reduction is due to routine “list maintenance” conducted by county supervisor of elections offices, which has been intensified by recent legislative changes.

Voters who haven’t participated in the last two general elections are being moved to inactive status and may eventually be removed from the rolls if they don’t respond within 30 days. (Trending: Hunter Biden’s Art Scheme Exposed By GOP Probe)

Despite concerns and conspiracy theories, the process is not partisan, but it does reflect ongoing challenges for the Democratic Party in Florida.

The reduction in registered voters poses a particular challenge for Democrats, as they have less funding for voter registration efforts compared to Republicans.

Additionally, demographic shifts in the state are favoring Republicans, making it more difficult for Democrats to make up for the voters leaving the rolls.

The number of active registered voters in Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida decreased significantly at the end of 2023, raising concerns and even sparking conspiracy theories about voter purging.

This reduction is a result of routine “list maintenance” conducted by county supervisor of elections offices, which was intensified by recent legislative changes.

People who haven’t voted in the last two general elections are moved to inactive status and may eventually be removed from the voter rolls.

“The person has to respond to the final notice or they become inactive,” Scott Novoa of the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office said. “Everybody who did not respond to that final notice ended up going inactive.”

“The supervisor must designate as inactive all voters who have been sent an address confirmation final notice and who have not returned the postage prepaid, preaddressed return form within 30 days or for which the final notice has been returned as undeliverable,” state law says.

“When we send out mailers to people who are active voters, they respond. When we sent out these final (list maintenance) notices, it was crickets,” he said.

“You need to do something to let us know that you’re still here and that you intend to continue participating and continue voting. You will get re-active,” Scott said.

“This group of folks will basically become ineligible if they do not participate in anything between now and December of 2026, that’s when they will become ineligible. They’ve got the ’24 (election) cycle and the ’26 cycle.”

The decrease in registered Democrats is particularly notable, highlighting ongoing challenges for the party in a state that is increasingly Republican.

This has prompted discussions about the need for Democrats to focus on registering new voters to offset the decline.

“The fact is that list maintenance happens all the time,” he said. “All of the parties lose numbers in these list cleanups,” data analyst Matthew Isbell said.

“The only thing Democrats need to be worried about in this context is are you registering people to make up for that,” Isbell added.

Despite conspiracy theories, the process seems to be a routine part of election management rather than a partisan strategy.

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