The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has now opened a criminal investigation into the voter registration activities of Strategic Allied Consulting, hired by the Republican Party of Florida to register voters, according to media reports. The company has posted a statement online stating the problems were the result of a contractor not following procedure. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Supervisors of Elections throughout the state are finding questionable forms and the Tampa Tribune reports on one county attempting a sysmtematic examination. The New York Times is reporting on the company’s background. This is particulary notable given all of the debate this year over the restrictions passed in HB1355 in 2011 regarding voter registration activities.