Political and Legislative

Judge Blocks Provision of a Florida Law That Would Limit Latino Voter Registration

A federal judge has blocked a provision of a Florida elections law that would bar noncitizens from collecting voter registration forms, a move that would limit voter registration efforts by community-based organizations ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

The provision, which was blocked Monday and would have gone into effect this month, sought to fine organizations $50,000 for every person found to be “collecting or handling” voter registration forms who was not a U.S. citizen.

This would have included lawful permanent residents, even though many are longtime Floridians and have close ties to their communities, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the state along with other organizations to block the provision.

Read the source article at NBC News

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