Kill Bill: Florida's Voter Suppression Laws Are Officially Dead
8 months ago
Proposed regulations deemed unconstitutional.
"I'm not voting" seems to be the cool thing to say these days, but things just got a little easier for people living in Florida who actually want to.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle put a final nail in the coffin of HB 1355, which forced harsh new restrictions on third-party voter registration groups, requiring they turn in completed registration forms 48 hours after completion, or face fines.
The law went into effect last July, but still managed to have an impact before it was banned.
Think Progress reports that the law drove down voter registration numbers in Florida and that Democratic voter registration in the state was “all but [dried] up” as a result.