Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new bill into law Thursday to strengthen voter identification, prohibit mass mail-in voter ballots and ban ballot harvesting.
He expressed pride over the 2020 election integrity for the Sunshine State but said he believes there is always room to grow and improve.
“Florida took action this legislative session to increase transparency and strengthen the security of our elections,” said DeSantis during the intimate ceremony. “Floridians can rest assured that our state will remain a leader in ballot integrity. Elections should be free and fair, and these changes will ensure this continues to be the case in the Sunshine State.”
Florida took action this legislative session to increase transparency and strengthen the security of our elections. I’d like to thank the leaders on this issue – @WiltonSimpson, @ChrisSprowls, @dennisbaxley, and @GovGoneWild pic.twitter.com/ZCdrPm2rsZ
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 6, 2021
The state of Florida requires identification to vote, but Senate Bill 90 requires voters to provide additional forms of identification when they change any of their voting information or when requesting to vote by mail.
DeSantis and backers of the bill believe this will prevent fraud and better secure the voter rolls.
On mass mailing of ballots, the new bill will prevent voters from requesting mail-in ballots for more than one election cycle. By banning mass mailing, the bill ensures the vote-by-mail ballots are sent only to those who requested them.
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SOURCE: Charisma News