Election Law is a 2017 legislative priority of the Florida League.  The Florida League supports:

  • the automatic restoration of voting rights for former felony offenders, including support for a constitutional amendment to achieve same.
  • Support legislation to reduce from 29 days to 19 days the time voter registration books must be closed before each election.
  • Support legislation to restrict the ability of an elector to file as a write-in candidate, the goal being to minimize what has become a problem, as “ghost candidates” file in order to close primary elections.
  • Monitor and support the progress of online voter registration implementation to ensure that it meets its 2017 deadline, and adopt legislation for Florida to join the at least 26 other states that are members of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC).