74.4 F
The Villages
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Voting rights in Florida are under attack

Mary Kay Rosinski
Mary Kay Rosinski

Once again, voting rights in Florida are under attack. If passed by the Senate and House and signed by the governor, Senate Bill 7050 would make it more difficult for individuals to register and vote.

Florida is the model for accurate and fair elections yet we continue to see legislation that tries to fix a system that isn’t broken.

SB 7050 would:

  • Create more barriers to conducting voter-registration drives;
  • Establish steeper fines for volunteer, community-based registration groups;
  • Add more restrictions on mail-in ballots;
  • Give the Office of Election Crimes and Security expanded authority to investigate and prosecute alleged election violations; and
  • Remove the government’s liability for issuing voter registration cards to returning citizens whose voting rights have not been restored.

To preserve democracy, our elected representatives should be working to empower voters and get them to the polls instead of making it harder for citizens to exercise their duty. If you see SB 7050 as an assault on voting, contact your elected officials. For tips on how to use your voice, go to lwvtrifl.org.

Mary Kay Rosinski is co-president of the League of Women Voters Villages/Tri-County.


Careless woman shouldn’t be suing The Villages

A Village of Rio Grande resident lashes out a woman suing The Villages after an accident. Read her Letter to the Editor.

We need mandatory driving tests for older drivers

A Village of Gilchrist resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says mandatory driving tests could have prevented some of the hit-and-run driving cases we’ve seen in The Villages.

We all have to be held accountable for our actions

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Hadley resident says we all have to be held accountable for our actions.

Checking IDs varies by location

A Village of De La Vista North resident offers an observation about the checking of IDs. Read his Letter to the Editor.

I feel a lot safer when they’re in jail

A Village of Duval resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says he feels a lot safer when hit-and-run drivers are in jail.