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Florida Legislature Approves Online Voter Registration

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) -- Florida may soon be joining 20 other states that offer online registration.

On Wednesday, the Florida Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that requires online voter registration to be in place by October 2017. The Senate approved the bill by a 37-3 vote.

But the top election official who works for Scott has come out against the proposed bill (SB 228), so the Republican governor may veto the legislation.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner testified this session that he's worried that something could go wrong if the state moves ahead too quickly with online registration. He said he was worried the "forces of evil" would sabotage the state's system.

Legislators contend the state has enough time to put it in place successfully.

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