Voting Rights Act

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts

Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge’s ruling.

08/07/2014

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Florida Among States Looking To Tighten Voting Rules

Critics have said Florida has had its share of voting issues in the past, now the state is among many with lawmakers looking to create a better reputation.

09/28/2013

People gather at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on August 24, 2103, in Washington, DC, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington. Tens of thousands gathered on August 24 to mark 50 years since the March on Washington, the civil rights watershed where Martin Luther King Jr famously declared: 'I have a dream.' The March on Washington is best remembered for King's stirring vision of a United States free of inequality and prejudice, telecast live to a nation undergoing a phenomenal decade of soul-searching, crisis and change. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo by:  JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. At Anniversary March

A Miami teenager’s name was included in speeches and on the minds of thousands of people as they marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, in Washington, D.C.

08/24/2013

"I voted" stickers are seen on June 5, 2012 at the town hall polling station in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, during voting for current Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Report: Florida Set To Resume Voter Purge

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to restart a purge of “noncitizens” on Florida’s voter rolls, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–08/05/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court opened hearings Wednesday on a challenge to the law that if overturned could fundamentally reshape how an entire region of the country handles elections.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

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Scott At Odds With Monroe County Supervisor Of Elections Over Early Voting

Governor Rick Scott wants every county to reduce early voting days from 12 to eight and the only thing standing in his way is Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer.

CBS Miami–08/21/2012

Courtroom Generic Gavel

Fed. Court Strikes Down Early Voting Restrictions In Some Fla. Counties

Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-led Florida Legislature were rebuked by a federal judge Thursday for cutting early voting days.

CBS Miami–08/17/2012

Florida Capitol

State Adminstrative Hearings Judge To Rule On Election Law

Opponents of the state’s controversial elections law squared off against the Secretary of State’s office in a hearing that marked the first part of a likely two-stage battle to block the law’s most contentious provisions from governing the November elections.

08/12/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

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Report: Miami-Dade & Broward Stop Voter Roll Purge

The election year fight by Governor Rick Scott to purge voter rolls of “non-citizens” is in trouble of spiraling Florida into a similar situation the state faced in the disastrous presidential election in 2000.

CBS4–06/04/2012

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