We are disappointed that, in the midst of a global pandemic and at a time when Missouri is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Secretary has worked vigorously to reduce access to the ballot for vulnerable Missouri voters.
From March through May, New Florida Majority Education Fund surveyed over 21,000 Floridians to ask how the pandemic was affecting their lives and well-being. This report presents our findings from those surveys.
Florida’s online voter registration (OVR) system did not function properly on the day and night of the voter registration deadline. The State has extended the deadline, but not long enough for voters to complete their registrations.
The state of Florida once again violated its duty to ensure all eligible Floridians can participate in free, fair and safe elections. Thousands of eligible residents will not be able to participate in the November election.
Today’s ruling ensures the same rules apply to all remote voters who, in the midst of mail delays amid a pandemic, face tight deadlines returning their ballots to ensure they arrive at their local election office before the close of polls on Election Day.
Potentially thousands of voters were deprived of their right to vote because Florida was “unable to run a functional voter registration website” during the crucial final hours leading up to the registration deadline.
"In sending hundreds of thousands of voter registration applications to public assistance clients during a global pandemic, Kansas is doing exactly what the National Voter Registration Act intended and requires."
"At a time when people are struggling to find work and keep their families afloat, Missouri has chosen to make what should be the simple act of casting a ballot unnecessarily complicated and burdensome."