Category Archives: Voter registration

Court Finds Florida’s “Statutory Framework” Unconstitutional-Extends Voter Registration Deadline

Federal Northern District Court Judge Mark Walker has entered a temporary restraining order which requires Florida officials to accept voter registrations until 5pm October 12th 2016, which is one day beyond the statutory deadline set by F.S. 95.055. In doing … Continue reading

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Florida and Feds Stake Out Positions in Non-Citizen Purge Case

The parties in The United States of America v. State of Florida recently staked out their positions regarding the issues and progress of the case in a report to the court.  Thus far the DOJ has served document subpoenas to 9 … Continue reading

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Florida Adopts Emergency Rule for Third Party Voter Registration

As a result of a Federal Court order preliminarily enjoining the provisions of Fla. Stat. 97.0575 concerning third party voter registration organizations, the Florida Secretary of State has adopted an emergency rule to bring Florida procedures in compliance with the court order.  In a … Continue reading

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Thousands of Florida Felons Can Vote – But Don’t Know It

Prior to more stringent rules being adopted by the Florida Cabinet last year, thousands of non-violent felons in Florida  had their right to vote  restored. Between 2007 and March 2011 the rules permitted the automatic restoration of civil rights to many non-violent felons upon their … 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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Federal Court Green Lights Removal of Non-Citizens, With Conditions

 On June 28th, Federal District Judge Robert Hinkle entered his written order restating his ruling from the bench the day before.  Judge Hinkle held that the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) does not prohibit the removal of persons from the voting … Continue reading

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