For Immediate Release
How the For the People Act Blunts New Florida Voting Restrictions
- Limit the use of drop boxes
- Add more identification requirements for those requesting absentee ballots
- Require voters to request an absentee ballot for each election, rather than receive them automatically through an absentee voting list
- Limit who could collect and drop off ballots
- Further empower partisan observers during the ballot-counting process
- Requiring at least 15 consecutive days of early voting
- Ensuring that early voting sites are open for at least 10 hours each day
- Requiring states to allow any eligible voter to cast their ballots by mail in federal elections standardizing no-excuse absentee voting nationwide
- Allowing voters to apply to vote by mail once and permitting them to carry over that request to future elections
- Requiring one secure absentee ballot dropbox per 20,000 residents
- Establishing automatic voter registration and same-day registration nationwide
- Requiring every state to create online systems where Americans can register to vote, update their registration information, and request their absentee ballots
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.
Please select a donation method:
Repair Our Democracy is focused on defending the For the People Act against bad-faith attacks and outright lies.