Given the serious threat to progressive values across Florida, Equal Ground has begun an effort to engage the rising American Electorate through civic engagement activities with a goal to build and expand current capacity in communities of color with a specific emphasis on black voters and residents.  

What You Need to Know About the New Law: SB 90

On May 6, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 90 into law. The new law brings a series of changes to the way Florida runs elections. The law, effective immediately,  imposes many barriers to voting by mail and using absentee ballots at drop boxes. Here is what you need to know: 

  1. Cuts the days and hours drop boxes will be available in half

  2. Strict new limits to who can return ballots

  3. Prohibits Supervisors from proactively sending voters vote-by-mail ballots

  4. Imposes new ID requirements that will make requesting mail ballots less accessible

  5. Several provisions will lead to more partisan challenges and more rejections of mail ballots and damaged ballots

  6. Restricts the ability of people to give voters standing in line water or food

  7. Imposes harsh $25,000 penalties on Supervisors who leave drop boxes available when it is not allowed

  8. Eliminates the ability of officials to receive private funds even in emergencies

  9. Raises costs for third-party voter registration groups

  10. Sets the stage for legislative intervention in lawsuits challenging bad election laws

Source: All Voting is Local 

VOTER RESOURCES

Florida's Voter Assistance Hotline is 866-308-6739 | Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Questions on how to vote? Call 1-866-687-8683

Get free voter ID help by call VoteRiders at 844-338-8743

Returning Citizen Voter Questions contact Florida Rights Restoration Coalition 1-877-MYVOTE-0(1-877-698-6830).

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