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Thu, 01.01.1998

The Florida Central Voter File formed

*The Florida Central Voter File is affirmed on this date in 1998.  This was a private internal list of legally eligible voters used by the US Florida Department of State Division of Elections to monitor the official voter lists maintained by the 67 county governments in the State of Florida between 1998 and January 1, 2006. It is also viewed as a part of the legacy of voter suppression in the United States.

The exclusion of eligible voters from the file was a central part of the controversy surrounding the US presidential elections in 2000, which hinged on results in Florida. The 'Florida Central Voter File' was replaced by the Florida Voter Registration System on January 1, 2006, when a new federal law, the Help America Vote Act, came into effect.

Reference:

Brennan Center.org

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