It can be hard for college students to get to the polls. Florida's new law is making it even harder.
Added 07-20-19 08:59:01am EST - “Gov. Ron DeSantis just signed a new law requiring "sufficient permitted parking" at early voting sites, including on college campuses.” - Thinkprogress.org
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College students in Florida turned out in droves when given the chance to vote early in the 2018 midterm elections. The Republican-led government in the state seemingly wants to put an end to that.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law last month mandating that early voting sites in the state have “sufficient permitted parking” — something in notoriously short supply on college campuses where early voting stations have been wildly popular.
The Andrew Goodman Foundation, (which advocates for broader access to the polls, especially by young voters), the League of Women Voters of Florida, and eight college students are now suing to block the new law.
The filing in U.S. District Court last week is part of an ongoing legal battle waged by voting rights advocates seeking to make balloting easier for college students in the state.
Students won a previous legal skirmish nearly one year ago, when a federal judge blocked Florida from banning early vote polling locations on campuses. Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker issued a preliminary injunction allowing early voting locations on college campuses, ruling the state’s ban unconstitutional.
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