University of Florida professor Michael McDonald is pleased to be working with the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research's Survey Research Center to conduct a survey of Florida's registered voters. The survey is funded by a grant from the University of Florida's Informatics Institute.
The purpose of the survey is to determine the accuracy of Florida's voter registration file and to understand why inconsistencies may happen. We are asking a sample of Florida's registered voters to verify the information recorded on their state voter registration record, with some short follow-up questions to help us understand what may cause a person to fail to verify their recorded information.
The accuracy of the information recorded on Florida's voter registration record is important since this information determines a person's eligibility to vote. Election officials must communicate with the proper voter about elections. A voter with inaccurate information may face obstacles when checking in to vote, which can lead to an unpleasant experience for the voter and the people standing in line behind them while poll workers sort out the situation.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and responses are confidential. We very are grateful to the people who assist us by answering our questions. We hope their assistance will improve everyone's voting experience by helping us understand how to increase the accuracy of Florida's voter registration lists.