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Florida Rediscovers Voting Rights as Bi-Partisan Reform Bill Advances Easily

| February 14, 2013

A proposal designed to expand early voting days and limit the length of ballots unanimously passed a House subcommittee Wednesday, but Democrats warned the measure would need to change to continue to attract bipartisan support.

In a Calculated Shift, Gov. Scott Wants Early Voting Days Decided by Local Supervisors

| January 18, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott two years ago signed a law restricting early voting days to eight. His shift back to allow up to 14 days would give local supervisors more choice, but could also be an unfunded mandate: if supervisors don’t have the money to expand voting days, they’ll take the political blame for not doing so.

Federal Court Rejects Provisions of Florida’s Early Voting Rules as Discriminatory to Blacks

| August 20, 2012

Facing a potentially razor thin race in a critical swing state, a three-judge federal panel has rejected as discriminatory a provision of a state law passed last year that reduced the number of early voting days, but offered Florida election officials a way to make the changes comply with the federal Voting Rights Act.


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