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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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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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Canadian Charged With Illegally Voting in Florida

On August 10th a federal grand jury indicted Canadian citizen Josef Sever for registering to vote and for voting in the 2008 Presidential election in Broward County.  Sever is also charged with false impersonation of a United States citizen (18 … 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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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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