Florida legislature passes elections bill that restricts drop boxes

Another aspect of the legislation requires Sunshine State voters to reapply for mail ballots each two-year election cycle, instead of every two cycles as it stands currently, according to the outlet.
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Voters in Florida in 2008
Voters in Florida in 2008
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Florida's legislature on Thursday passed an election reform bill that bans mobile ballot drop boxes and requires voters to request mail-in ballots every election cycle if they want them  

The legislation also mandates that local election supervisors must staff stationary drop boxes and only permit ballots to be deposited during early-voting hours, according to the Washington Post.

It also stipulates that supervisors who make a drop box accessible anytime other than those periods are subject to a $25,000 civil penalty.

The legislation requires Sunshine State voters to reapply for mail ballots each two-year election cycle, instead of every two cycles as it stands currently, according to the outlet.