Florida’s chief election officer sued over uninformative voter registration applications

Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd is the sole defendant in a federal lawsuit announced Wednesday that challenges the state’s uniform voter registration application.

The suit seeks that a federal court declare Florida’s voter registration violates the National Voter Registration Act, citing poor or non-existent informative materials which would serve to clarify whether individuals convicted of felonies are eligible to vote given unique circumstances. It’s being brought by the League of Women Voters of Florida, Inc., League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund, Inc. and the Florida State Conference of Branches and Youth Units of the NAACP as plaintiffs.

The lawsuit

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