Public Records Exemption for Military Voters

The Legislature finds that it is a public necessity that identification and location information of current or former Service Members of the Armed Forces of the United States, a reserve component of the Armed Forces, or the National Guard, who served after September 11, 2001, and their spouses and dependents, that is held by an agency be made exempt from public records inspection or copying.

Voter Information as a Public Record

Pursuant to FS 97.0585, Voter registration information is public record in Florida with a few exceptions. Information such as your social security number, Florida driver license number and Florida ID number, all declinations to register to vote, information relating to the place where a person registered to vote or where a person updated their voter registration, and information relating to a voter’s prior felony conviction and whether such person has had his or her voting rights restored cannot be released or disclosed to the public under any circumstances.  Your signature can be viewed, but not copied. Other information such as your name, address, date of birth, party affiliation, and when you voted is public information. 

Your voter registration information may not be publicly disclosed or made available, provided:

  1. You are or become a participant in the Attorney General’s Address Confidentiality Program for victims of domestic violence and stalking. See section 97.0585(3) and sections 741.401-741.465, Florida Statutes. Contact the Attorney General’s Office’s Bureau of Advocacy and Grants Management at 850.414.3300 for instructions on how to become a participant.
  2. You submit a written request to each agency that may have your information such as your address, photo, and date of birth. However, you must fall within one of the statutorily designated classes of high-risk professionals. Please refer to the Public Records Exemption Request Form  and submit the completed form to the Nassau County Supervisor of Elections office at the address provided on the form.

Public information can find its way onto the Internet or websites by individuals or entities that obtain public records from the State and other agencies. Once information is in the public domain, you will need to contact the owner or administrator of third-party sites in order to get the information removed.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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