The League of Women Voters of Florida said Wednesday it will resume voter registration efforts following a federal judge’s ruling last week overturning portions of a 2011 state election law critics say is too restrictive, reports the News Service of Florida.
“Failure was never an option in this battle against voter suppression,” said President Deirdre Macnab. “Now it’s time for our volunteers to work overtime to make up for lost ground. Our goal? To make sure every eligible Floridian has the opportunity to have their voice heard and their vote counted.” The League and Rock the Vote challenged the law passed last year that placed more restrictions on signature gathering groups. Last week, Federal Judge Robert Hinkle temporarily halted enforcement of some provisions, including a 48-hour deadline for signatures to be turned in and reporting requirements for some registration volunteers that Hinkle determined were overly burdensome and likey violated federal voting rights protections.