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League of Women Voters Urge DeSantis To Respond To Election Supervisors Request

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The League of Women Voters of Florida is pressing Governor Ron DeSantis to give local elections officials more leeway. The Florida Supervisors of Elections Association sent a letter in April asking for changes. The administration has not responded. League President Patricia Brigham led a conference call Wednesday morning to urge DeSantis to act.

“On May 13 a second letter was sent by the Supervisors of Election Association reminding the governor of these requests, while additionally pointing out that Florida was behind other states in securing CARES Act money for the elections," Brigham said.

Florida’s secretary of state is asking for $20 million from the federal government to spend on election safety in relation to COVID-19. The Supervisors are asking the state for flexibility on voting sites, extending early voting days, and an extension on vote-by-mail deadlines. This comes in the run-up to the August primaries and November election.