Judge Strikes Down Part of Florida’s “Onerous” New Election Law

Judge Strikes Down Part of Florida’s “Onerous” New Election Law

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Voter registration - photo by MobileVoter.orgA federal judge on Thursday struck down a key part of Florida’s recently revamped election laws, saying the Legislature’s restrictions have made it “risky business” for third-party groups to register new voters,” the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald write.

Ruling on a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle told the state it cannot require groups to submit voter registration forms within 48 hours or face $1,000 fines.

(READ the full story in the Tampa Bay Times)

Photo by MobileVoter.org

COMMENTS

  1. As someone who has led voter registration drives in Virginia every year since 2004, I applaud this good news from Florida.

    It IS onerous to require the forms be turned in within 48 hours or face fines of a thousand bucks.