State lawmakers are now pressuring Florida Governor Rick Scott to extend the number of early voting days offered after a federal court ruled the new law could not take effect in some counties. The current law cuts the number of early voting days offered by the state and includes a few other regulations. A federal court ruled last week that the reduction could not be enforced in five Florida counties covered by the Voting Rights Act because it would directly impact the ability of minorities to vote. Because the state wants one unified election plan which covers all of Florida’s 67 counties, officials are now working with the elections office in those counties to bridge the gap.
But even the offices outside those directly affected counties are keeping tabs. “We have to contemplate what a Plan A and Plan B is,” says Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland. Holland says developing a uniform plan across the state will be challenging because each one has a unique character.
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