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Florida GOP Governor DeSantis signs into law measure to further secure state's voting system

Florida follows other GOP-led states in reforming voting laws, with Georgia last month enacting the most comprehensive changes. 

Updated: May 6, 2021 - 9:36am

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Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed into law a measure to further secure the state's voting system that includes new requirements on mail-in, dropbox and absentee balloting. 

Florida follows other GOP-led states in reforming voting laws, with Georgia last month enacting the most comprehensive changes. 

DeSantis said the bill prohibits the mass mailing of ballots and restricts the use of drop boxes, according to Fox News. The bill also aims to enforce voter ID and ballot harvesting by ensuring drop boxes are geographically located throughout the state.