Michael Masinter http://wlrn.org en Florida Starts Early Voting With Dual Election Laws http://wlrn.org/post/florida-starts-early-voting-dual-election-laws <p>Monroe County, and four other Florida counties, &nbsp;have begun early voting for the August 14th primary. All five are protected by the 1965 Voting Rights Act.&nbsp;This means that any new voting law there must be cleared by the federal government.</p><p>Last year, state lawmakers passed a law reducing the number of early voting days.</p><p>“Until this year, the state has refrained from implementing those changes statewide until it had pre-clearance to do so in the five covered counties,” explains Michael Masinter, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:32:42 +0000 Ashley Lopez 691 at http://wlrn.org Florida Starts Early Voting With Dual Election Laws