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Updated: 05/12/2013 08:01:58AM

Step toward restoration of vote integrity

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One thumb up for the new elections reform law that substantially returns Florida’s voting system to pre-2012-debacle levels and even adds some beneficial tweaks.

The bill was approved by the Legislature late last week after one controversial passage was withdrawn at the insistence of House Democrats. That provision — a restriction on people assisting the disabled and those who don’t speak English well — deserved its place on the chopping block. Another amendment passed by the Senate but rejected by the House would have given the state authority to discipline elections supervisors who failed to comply with the law’s provisions. Constitutional questions aside, that might have held supervisors’ feet to the fire. Not a bad idea.

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