The Broward Republican Executive Committee ("BREC") has determined that deceased people are still listed as "active" voters in Broward County, Florida. This is according to the website of Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. ("Broward SOE")
BREC officials conducted a search of the Social Security Death Index ("SSDI") for Broward County for the 2011 calendar year. Said search was conducted through www.GeneaologyBank.com between May 13 and May 19, 2012. The results revealed that 9,960 Broward County residents had passed away during the calendar year ending December 31, 2011.
BREC officials then checked 2,100 of these names - without regard to party registration - against the Broward SOE's web site. 481 deceased individuals cross-referenced by name, birth date, city or zip code were found to still be listed as "active" voters. This calculation represents 23 percent of the deceased persons examined.
BREC officials undertook this detailed examination to help protect the integrity of the local election process. They are forwarding evidence to the Broward SOE of these 481 deceased yet still "active" voters so she has ample time to conduct a thorough investigation and remove the names of deceased voters from the registration rolls prior to the 2012 primary and general elections.
All voters want a fair and honest election. As an elected official herself, Broward Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, must correct this oversight. According to a prepared release, the Broward Republican Executive Committee will assist the Broward SOE on this fairly simple endeavor.
Chairman Richard DeNapoli will present these findings at tonight's regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Broward Republican Executive Committee. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek hotel located at 555 NW 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
Source materials will be available to the media.
For further information, please contact Chairman Richard DeNapoli at 954-298-9121 or 954-941-7775. You may also visit the Broward Republican Party website at www.browardgop.org.