A federal court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to remove non-citizens from the states voter rolls several weeks shy of the 2012 presidential election was illegal.
After almost two rocky years, state officials have decided to suspend its non-citizen voter purge—for now.
State lawmakers could be considering new restrictions for how people can return completed absentee ballots soon.
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration shut down an attempt to open an early voting site at the University of Florida. The decision has sparked outrage from voting rights group, which only recently convinced the Florida Legislature to increase early voting sites around the state, as well as Democrats and local election officials.
Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s directive prohibiting county election supervisors from accepting absentee ballots any place other than in their main office continues to get pushback from election officials and now a U.S. Senator.
Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner has instituted new restrictions for how people can return completed absentee ballots.