Administrative Law Complaint Challenges Eary Voting Rules

Senator Arthenia Joyner, joined by the ACLU of Florida and the National Council of La Raza, filed an administrative law complaint on June 29 challenging the Secretary of State’s implementation of a new statute which reduces the period of early voting. The complaint alleges that administrative rules adopted by the Secretary to implement the statute violate the Florida Administrative Procedure Act because the rules are contrary to the uniformity requirements of Fla. Stat. 97.012(1) . Five counties cannot implement the new statute and rules because they have not yet been cleared under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Joyner and the other petitioners argue this will result in the inconsistent and arbitrary application of the rules among the 67 counties in Florida. Read about other lawsuits on this issue.

Thomas D. Shults, Esq.

About Thomas D. Shults, Esq.

Tom Shults is the senior litigator in the law firm of Kirk-Pinkerton P.A. He represents clients in a range of matters including election law issues,complex business and commercial disputes and probate and trust suits. Mr. Shults is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within a specific area of law. Mr. Shults also holds the highest peer rating possible (AV) from the independent attorney rating agency, Martindale Hubbell. He was recently appointed chair of the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee of the Florida Bar and is a recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award of the Sarasota County Bar Association. He is an Army veteran and was admitted to the Bar in 1983.
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