The League of Women Voters of Florida promotes electoral reforms that make voting easy, equitable, and effective at expressing public will through election results. We oppose gerrymandering, that is, manipulation of election district boundaries to favor one party or class. We advocate for fair, transparent redistricting. We are interested in any issue or process that directly affects any Florida citizen’s access to voting (e.g., voter registration, voting machines, ballot design, etc).
The 2018 election provided evidence that Florida election systems need reform through additional legislation. League 2019 priorities for election law include process changes to avoid existing vote-by-mail ballot problems, to allow same day voter registration, to standardize ballot design, and to support an open primary election system. Watch this page for information from the Election Reform Coalition for progress of all proposed relevant legislation.
The League continues to be an active supporter of Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to former felons who have completed their entire sentence, except for those convicted of murder or felony sex offenses. The League will actively support voting rights restoration activities for returning citizens in 2019. If you or your organization want to learn more about voter restoration and registering disenfranchised Floridians, click here for more information and resources.