Florida Launches Online Voter Registration
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is launching a website where residents will be able file or update their voter registration.
The Florida Department of State will oversee registertovoteflorida.gov , which went online Sunday. It was mandated by the Legislature in 2015.
Users will need a driver’s license or state identification card and the last four digits of their Social Security number to register. The applications will be forwarded to the proper county supervisor of elections office, which will then verify the application and issue a voting card.
The state says the website has multiple safeguards to protect information, including encryption and a firewall.
It will have English and Spanish registration sites and tools for the disabled.
Florida Bears Becoming More Active As Winter Nears
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials are reminding rural residents that bears are becoming more active as they try to add calories in preparation for winter.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says bears require about 20,000 calories a day and will forage in trash cans to get the most energy-packed food they can find.
The Gainesville Sun reports that bears are most active around dusk and dawn and drivers in heavily wooded areas should be careful.
In Florida it is against the law to feed bears or leave out food or garbage out that will attract bears.
Man Sitting Under Tree Killed By Car Knocked Into Him
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man sitting under a tree was killed when a car knocked out of control in an accident jumped the curb and struck him.
Police in West Palm Beach, Florida, say 65-year-old Jose Raul Segura was sitting under the tree Saturday afternoon when a Toyota Camry and Honda Accord collided in the adjoining intersection. The Toyota jumped the curb and struck Segura.
Police spokesman David Lefont said alcohol was not a factor. No other injuries were reported.