Florida Judge Orders Release of Voter Purge List

Share this content:
A list of more than 47,000 registered Florida voters identified as possible felons must be released to anyone who wants a copy, a Florida circuit judge ruled last week.


Leon County Circuit Court Judge Nikki Clark's ruling said the part of the state's election reform law that prohibited copying the list was unconstitutional and that it must be released immediately. Though the list won't give direct marketers an additional source of names, the creation of an earlier such list did involve an industry firm.


CNN, several Florida news organizations and the First Amendment Foundation brought the lawsuit against the Florida Division of Elections, claiming that a similar list compiled before the 2000 election may have been the source of eligible voters being denied their right to vote that year.


A firm called Database Technologies was contracted to provide the list before the 2000 election. DBT was acquired by ChoicePoint Inc., Alpharetta, GA, shortly after it supplied the list. It is unclear how this year's list was put together, though some news reports say the information was provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.


Loading links....
close

Next Article in Marketing Strategy

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Since 1985, Melissa Data has helped thousands of companies clean, correct and complete contact data to better target and communicate with their customers. We offer a full spectrum of data quality solutions, including global address, phone, email, and name validation, identify verification - available for batch or real-time processes, in the Cloud or on-premise. Our service bureau provides dedupe, email/phone append and geographic/demographic append services for better targeting and insight. For direct mailers, Melissa Data offers easy-to-use address management/postal software, list hygiene services and 100s of specialty mailing lists - all with competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Find out more here »

DMN's Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here