Floridians Choose Favorite State License Plate

The voting for four designs took place over a three-week period. The poll was just one component of the decision making process for the new plate.

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 chosen as the most popular. A total of 50,124 votes were cast in the online contest.

The online 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.

Floridians had a chance to vote on four license plate designs. The other license plates received 13,616 votes, 14,875 votes and 6,192 votes.

Jeffrey Rosenfield December 26, 2012 at 06:25 PM
I thought it was pretty bland myself Bobby. With all the wonderful and talented artists around, especially here in the Tampa Bay area, this is what they come up with? Weird.
Michael Rusch December 26, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I think we needed a 105th licence plate, to help compliment the 104 we already have. (yes, that's right... we already have 104 plates to choose from). I understand that we needed a plate with black text/numbers, which would be easier for the cameras to read. That way, the various cities would be able to dispense citations to it's drivers easier. I am further guessing that it was too difficult or expensive to change the previous 104 plates to show black text/numbers.
Jeffrey Rosenfield December 26, 2012 at 07:46 PM
104? Really?!
Michael Rusch December 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Yup... 104 !! Too funny and too many already. Check it out yourself. http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/specialtytags/ or http://activerain.com/blogsview/182295/florida-has-how-many-different-license-plates- (makes for somewhat interesting reading.... somewhat...)
Jeffrey Rosenfield December 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM
That is truly unbelievable to learn, Michael! Talk about a cash register for the state!


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