Fla. Teacher May Be Fined Under New Election Law

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Panhandle teacher who
registered students to vote may be fined for violating the state's
new election law.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning asked Attorney General Pam
Bondi to investigate and seek applicable fines in a letter dated
Thursday.

It says election officials in Santa Rosa County have documented
76 registration applications that appear to have been turned in
late.

The new law that went into effect this year requires third
parties to turn in applications within 48 hours. The old law had a
10-day deadline.

The letter notes the Pace High School teacher has a history of
violations.

Browning spokesman Chris Cate said a teacher in New Smyrna Beach
also suspected of violating the law will likely get only a warning.

That's because she has no prior violations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-10-28-11 1823EDT


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