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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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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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Court Blocks 48 Hour Deadline for Return of Voter Registration Applications

On May 31 the Federal District Court in League of Women Voters, et al. v. Kurt S. Browning, et al.,  issued this preliminary injunction  against the provisions of  Fla.Stat.§97.0575  and a related administrative rule which required third party voter registration organizations to … Continue reading

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Concerns Over Limited Ballot Audits in Florida

In Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections, et al. v. Kurt Browning, et al., the Florida Supreme Court held that a home rule county could require post-election ballot audits under a county charter provision.  As a result of the Sarasota Alliance … Continue reading

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Counties Might Reduce Number of Voting Precincts

Under Fla. Stat. 101.001, the board of county commissioners in each county, upon recommendation of the supervisor of elections, can create or alter voting precincts in the county.  Several supervisors of elections in Florida have recommended that the number of precincts … Continue reading

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