In the midst of the holidays and in the wake of a new year, the November election already seems far behind us. In retrospect, it has been a very productive and rewarding year. In the final analysis, I am proud to say that my staff and I fulfilled our promise of delivering another transparent, trouble-free and secure election with timely and accurate results.
With the start of the New Year, and as we await the outcome of the legislative session this spring, there are plans in place for maintenance projects of the voter registration files. One of our projects includes an audit of the signature file. With the increase in popularity of vote-by-mail, the signature file becomes even more important. Anytime something is processed to a voter registration record, there is a comparison of the signature that is on file with our office. Signatures change over time due to aging or medical conditions, and although we are not in the business of handwriting analysis, consistency is key.
As part of your new year's resolution, we ask that you help us do our job better by ensuring that your voter registration is up-to-date. The more accurate our file, the better able we are to serve the voters of Pasco County. It's as simple as completing a voter registration application, available on-line at pascovotes.com, at your local library, post office, or by calling our office 800-851-8754 to request one. Your individual responsibility in partnering with us will go far in continuing the tradition of stellar elections we in Pasco County have become accustomed to. As always, my staff and I stand ready to assist!