List maintenance activities are conducted in accordance with state and federal laws to identify changes in either the voter's eligibility or residence to keep voter records current and accurate.
List maintenance procedures are outlined in Florida Statutes 98.065 and 98.075.
List Maintenance Definitions
List Maintenance Frequency
Florida Statutes require supervisors of elections to conduct comprehensive list maintenance at least once during every odd-numbered year, but not less than 90 days before a federal election.
Pinellas County uses one of three options to meet this list maintenance requirement:
However, address list maintenance continues year-round as the Supervisor of Elections receives mail returned undeliverable from the Post Office or receives address updates from third-party sources such as the U.S. Postal Service, Jury Notice lists from the Division of Elections, and Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles driver license lists.
In addition, ongoing list maintenance is conducted for the following reasons:
List Maintenance Details
Once a voter is designated ineligible or removed from the voter file, the voter must reregister in order to become eligible to vote.
Voter registration statistics are updated nightly and posted across the top of the Supervisor of Elections home page at www.votepinellas.com. These statistics reflect only active registered voters.
List Maintenance Activity Reports
Twice a year, on January 31 and July 31, the Supervisor of Elections is required to certify to the Division of Electionsd the list maintenance activities conducted during the six months prior. Certification forms must include the number of Address Confirmation Requests sent, the number of voters designated inactive, and the number of voters removed from the statewide voter registration file.