voting laws

Governor Rick Scott
The Florida Channel

Federal District Court Judge Mark Walker has issued a deadline for Gov. Rick Scott to establish a new process for restoring ex-felons’ voting rights: April 26. 

The Florida Supreme Court
Nick Evans

Florida Supreme Court justices are considering allowing hundreds of thousands of ex-felons to vote. They heard arguments from Floridians For a Fair Democracy on a ballot initiative that would restore voting rights for residents who have completed their sentences.

Andrew Czap via flickr /

Elections officials and activists across the country are celebrating National Voter Registration Day Tuesday. But the practice of signing up voters has a complicated history.

Florida minority advocates are calling for a federal constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote. It’s their response to this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The civil rights group Florida New Majority is joining together with the NAACP and others to demand Congress restore voting protection. Florida New Majority Executive Director Gihan Perera said, discrimination is alive and well in Florida, and the nullified part of the Voting Rights Act was critical in protecting Florida voters during the last election.