Osceola County, Florida, Repeals Requirement that County Initiative Petitions Include Precinct Number for Each Signer

According to this story, on August 2, the Osceola County, Florida Commission repealed a county requirement that county initiative petitions contain the precinct number of each signer. Even if the Commission had not taken this action, a case could have been made that the requirement is unconstitutional. A similar requirement had been invalidated in U.S. District Court in New York in 1994 in Schultz v Williams; and the 5th circuit invalidated a Texas law that required signers to include their Voter Registration Affidavit number on petitions in Pilcher v Rains in 1988.

Now that voter registration records are computerized, it is irrational to require petition signers to put their precinct number on a petition.

One comment

  1. Demo Rep · · Reply

    How many IRRATIONAL UN-EQUAL ballot access laws are there in the U.S.A. – at any given second — since the party hacks LOVE messing with such laws ???

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

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