The Florida legislature recently passed Senate Bill 90 aimed at strengthening the state's voting security systems.
The bill contains a multitude of technical and substantive changes to the state's voting systems, especially pertaining to absentee and mail-in ballots, and the use of drop boxes.
The bill includes a ban on possessing multiple vote-by-mail ballots, and restrictions on the use of ballot drop boxes.
The bill passed by the state legislature represents a compromise of an earlier version of the bill that had stricter requirements, such as requiring people to show identification when leaving a vote-by-mail ballot in a drop box.
The bill does, however, require voters to provide their driver’s license number, state-issued ID number, or the last four digits of their Social Security number to request a vote-by-mail ballot.
Critics of the bill, primarily Democrats, argue that Florida Republicans are trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. They say the state had one of the most secure and successful elections in the country in 2020.
Proponents of the bill say it strengthens the state’s voting security system and addresses most of the objections of elections supervisors.
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