Friday, June 1, 2012
Federal Judge Robert Hinkle said the recent voter registration law imposes "a harsh and impractical" metric for voter registration organizations,
The judge criticized the record-keeping requirements and a 48-hour deadline to turn registrations into the state. Ignoring the deadlines could result in fines for a voter registration organization.
The suit was brought by the League of Women Voters of Florida, the Florida Public Interest Research Group and Rock the Vote.
Hinkle wrote in his 27-page order that the deadline makes voter registration efforts "risky business."
If the goal is to discourage voter-registration drives and thus also to make it harder for new voters to register, the 48-hour deadline may succeed,
Hinkle also blocked the part of the law that requires the voter registration organizations to submit the identification of its workers or employees that sign people up to vote or even hand out voter information pamphlets.
See more at Florida judge blocks parts of "onerous" voter registration law - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
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