Florida to Begin Enforcing Voter Registration Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida will begin enforcing new restrictions on voter registration drives after the state won a legal challenge.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning said Tuesday that he plans to begin enforcement once a rule is finalized to implement the registration law.

Passed last year, it requires private groups to submit voter registration applications within 10 days and before pre-election deadlines or else face fines.

A federal judge in Miami last Wednesday rejected a legal challenge from the League of Women Voters of Florida and other groups that conduct registration drives.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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