WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, April 19, the Florida House State Affairs Committee approved PCB SAC 23-01, a 108-page bill that revises multiple parts of the state’s election code. The bill is similar to Senate Bill 7050, a version that already passed the Florida Senate Ethics and Elections Committee and has a hearing in another Senate committee tomorrow.
Among a host of provisions, PCB SAC 23-01 would:
- Mandate that third-party voter registration organizations re-register every single election cycle and prohibit organizations from prefilling information on registration applications,
- Direct organizations to deliver applications within 10 days of completion, rather than 14, and increase the fines associated with failing to comply with these requirements,
- Strengthen requirements for list maintenance, a process that could lead to voter purges,
- Prevent ballots from being counted if two or more mail-in ballots are returned in the same envelope and
- Make it harder for first-time voters without proper identification to cast a counted mail-in ballot.