Florida won't challenge vote-by-mail ruling
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's top election official is going to accept a ruling that says the state must give thousands of voters a chance to make sure their vote-by-mail ballots are counted.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Monday told county election supervisors that they needed to follow the order issued by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker. Walker ruled that county election offices should notify voters if their signature on a vote-by-mail ballot and their voter registration forms don't match.
Walker called the state's current law on those ballots "illogical" and "bizarre" because voters who forget to sign their vote-by-mail ballots are notified and given a chance to fix the problem. But voters whose signatures don't match aren't told about the problem until after the election is over.
Meredith Beatrice, a spokeswoman for Detzner, said the state had no plans to appeal Walker's ruling.
The Florida Democratic Party challenged the state law governing mismatched signatures.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
As Galligan withdraws from search, committee set to unveil candidates for LSU...
EBR school system cancels plan to return in July, will offer alternatives...
Tom Galligan, Interim LSU president, withdraws from consideration for permanent job
Tuesday's Health Report
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Former White Castle mayor arrested for alleged crimes while in...
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76
Southern Wins Third Straight Bayou Classic
White squad edges Purple in LSU Spring game
'We have a plan': Coach O quiet on how Title IX scandal...
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...