Organizations that have provided volunteers to help voters cast ballots are opposing a provision before the Florida Legislature that they say would greatly inhibit their activities and could keep some citizens from voting.
The amendment to the Omnibus Elections Reform Bill (HB 7013 and SB 600) would limit any volunteer — not a polling place worker but a volunteer from outside organizations — from helping more than 10 voters during any election, including during early voting days. The amendment also says that the person who assists a voter must be an individual the voter knew before that day, not someone he or she has just met at the polling place.
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