Removal of Non-Citizens from Voting Rolls Stops: Florida Mulls Options

All Florida supervisors of elections have halted efforts to remove non-citizens from voter rolls after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) delivered this letter to the Florida Secretary of State claiming the process violates federal law. The DOJ has given the state until June 6 to respond. This story in the Palm Beach Post describes the recent events and the partisan positioning on the issue. The controversy may soon end up in court, although in this writer’s opinion the odds of the state winning are not good given the clear prohibition in the National Voter Registration Act of any systematic process to remove voters from the rolls within 90 days of a federal primary or general election. Expect hundreds if not thousands of voter challenges being made against alleged non-citizens at the polls in November if the DOJ is correct in its interpretation of the law. READ THIS UPDATE.
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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