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Injunction Seeks to Open Campus Early Voting to ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Students

Less than four months before November’s general election, which includes Congressional mid-term, state Legislature and gubernatorial races as well as 13 ballot measures, a federal judge will rule if Florida’s four-year early voting ban on public college campuses is constitutional.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida Chief Justice Mark Walker on July 16 will consider a preliminary injunction to prevent Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner from enforcing the ban.
If the injunction is sustained, potentially “hundreds of thousands” of students will find it easier to vote on Florida campuses this fall.
The injunction stems from a May 22 lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Florida and six University of Florida and Florida State University students who claim the ban violates students’ First, 14th, and 26th amendment rights.
The suit has been joined by two nationwide organizations dedicated to expanding voter access, particularly among populations likely to vote

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