Fact Sheet

What Floridians Think About Voting

New Poll Finds Knowledge Gaps, Confusion, Strong Support for Reforms


In 2014, The Pew Charitable Trusts conducted polling to help election officials and policymakers better understand what voters know about registration requirements and opportunities in their states. Voters in Florida:

  • Strongly support reforms to provide voter registration online and make registration lists more accurate.
  • Have major gaps in their knowledge of voter registration opportunities and policy.
  • Do not know which office is responsible for managing and conducting elections.
  • Primarily use online search engines for information about elections.
A Majority of Florida Voters Favor Online Voter Registration; Nearly
Half Mistakenly Thought It Was Already Available
69% of Floridians Support Keeping Voter Records Up to Date by
Letting States Compare Data
Most People Use the Internet When Searching for Information
About Elections; Search Engines Were the Most Popular Options


On behalf of The Pew Charitable Trusts, Public Opinion Strategies and The Mellman Group conducted a survey of 800 registered voters in Florida. Interviews were conducted January 22-26, 2014. The margin of error on a sample size of N=800 is plus or minus 3.46 percent.

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