Voters Help Choose New Florida License Plate

By  //  January 13, 2013


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Final Decision Forthcoming

This proposed design collected 15,441 votes to win an online poll by the public to help choose Florida’s new automobile license plate. (Image courtesy of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Public voting for Florida’s new automobile license plate has wrapped up and a new design may be chosen soon.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will upgrade the basic Florida license plate to a design that increases readability and features a seven character configuration.

After three weeks of online voting for the new Florida license plate, the design with the solid green bars and the artistic orange forming the ‘O” in the word Florida was the most popular.

Public voting has been completed for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles online poll to help choose a new design for Florida license plate. (Image courtesy Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)

A total of 50,124 votes were cast in the online contest and the poll represents one part of the process to select the new plate design.

Before the design is manufactured, the public’s vote will be factored in with input from the Governor, Cabinet and policy makers.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles needs to upgrade the basic Florida plate to a design that increases readability and features a seven character configuration.

A committee of more than 20 stakeholders, including state agency personnel, law enforcement, tax collectors and affiliated associations participated in the development of the final license plate designs.

An in-house graphics artist for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles created the proposed designs and the public was able to cast ballots online for three weeks last month for their favorites.

To learn more about the selection process and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, visit http://www.flhsmv.gov/, follow them on Twitter at @FDHSMV or on Facebook.


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