The Pasco County Tax Collector and the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections share one important function: registering new voters. This unusual partnership is the result of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, also known as the Motor Voter law. The federal law requires offices that provide drivers license services to also offer individuals the opportunity to become registered voters. Once a customer completes the required documentation at the tax collector’s office, the information is routed through the Florida Department of State and down to the Pasco Supervisor of Elections. The Supervisor of Elections is responsible for maintaining that voter’s records from that point on.
For the first time in known Pasco County history, Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley and his staff conducted a joint training of every staff member of Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s office who handles or oversees the tasks necessary to comply with this federal law. In a series of classes held throughout the county the two staffs met and reviewed the functions of the supervisor of elections’ office as well as the requirements of the law. By the end of the training sessions, all customer service representatives were trained on the proper way to handle voter registration requests.
“This was truly a historic time for our respective constitutional offices,” Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley states. “I was impressed by the degree of professionalism and commitment to excellence demonstrated by Tax Collector Fasano’s staff. There is no doubt that our mutual constituents will receive an even higher level of service now that this training is complete.”
“Supervisor of Elections Corley and his staff provided an excellent training program that taught our staff what they need to do to not only comply with the law but to ensure that our customers receive the best service possible,” Tax Collector Fasano comments. “Our staff strives daily to meet the needs of every person that walks through our office door, calls us on the phone or sends a note or e-mail. This joint training will go a long way towards assuring that voter registration services available to our customers are offered and properly provided.”