The League of Women Voters of Florida issued a statement saying a sweeping rewrite of the state’s election laws, unveiled by a state House committee less than a day before it was approved, would “undermine the democratic process.”

The statement singles out provisions that would prevent voters from updating their names and addresses at a polling place, and another aimed at organizations like the league, which would require them to register all their employees or volunteers involved in registering voters in a new database:

According to LWVF President Deirdre Macnab, “Florida’s leaders have said that they’re trying to reduce bureaucracy and regulation. Why, then, are they adding an additional 128 pages of red tape designed to make democracy harder for Florida’s citizens? The League encourages the legislature to get back to its stated mission of focusing on jobs, jobs, jobs, rather than suppressing voter participation.”

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