Re the March 5 article, Fla. House passes election overhaul bill: Florida has once again become the poster child for bad elections. In 2011, Florida cut early voting days and the results were long lines. Some voters were still patiently waiting to vote when President Obama made his acceptance speech.
This week, the Florida House passed a bill to restore early voting days and make early voting available at more locations. This is a good step, and we hope the Senate will also pass this bill and urge the governor to sign it into law. Florida can do even more to make voting accessible, fair, and equitable by implementing online and same-day voter registration.
With reforms like HB 7013 and our suggested registration improvements, the state can go a long way toward shaking its bad reputation and enhancing voting rights for its citizens.
Estelle H. Rogers, legislative director, Project Vote, Washington, DC