Florida law requires the state’s counties to implement current election law. Meanwhile, federal law, in regard to preclearance as a result of the voting rights act, requires five Florida counties to wait to be precleared following any change in election practice or procedure, which the counties are doing. #

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho, who has been among the law’s most vocal critics since it was first proposed, said it’s hard to say the state has uniform election laws right now, with implementation proceeding so quickly. #

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