Category Archives: Florida Voting Issues

Florida’s Early Voting Plan Approved by Department of Justice

Florida and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached an agreement regarding the number of early voting days and hours in the 5 counties still subject to federal review under the Voting Rights Act . In a notice filed in the case of … Continue reading

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Timely Issues in Florida Election Law: Topic 2 – Provisional Ballots

Given the projections for a close presidential race, Florida election law could once again take center stage in the days leading up to and following the election. With that possibility in mind, I will summarize in a series several legal … Continue reading

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Timely Issues in Florida Election Law: Topic 1- Voter Challenges

Given the projections for a close presidential race, Florida election law could once again take center stage in the days leading up to and following the election. With that possibility in mind, I will summarize in a series several legal issues … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects Florida’s New Early Voting Law – For Now

On August 16 the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in State of Florida vs United States of America et al. barring the implementation of the reduced voting hours contained in Fla. Stat. § 101.657(d) (2011) … Continue reading

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Feds Challenge Removal of Non-Citizens from Voter Rolls in 5 Florida Counties

On July 27 the United States  intervened in the pending case of Mi Familia Bota Education Fund, et al. v. Ken Detzner  in the Federal District Court in Tampa. In a Statement of Interest the U.S. argues that the removal of … Continue reading

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State Court Suit Challenges Florida Closed Primary

The day before a federal court rejected a challenge to Florida closed primaries, a suit raising the same challenge was filed in state court in Broward County.  The suit is a result of two Democrats filing for a Broward County Commission seat … Continue reading

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