The latest news on this front comes from a really interesting article by Gabriella Novello writing for Who.What.Why:
College students voted at record levels in the 2018 midterm elections, paving the way for the Democrats’ victory in key states — and some Republicans have taken notice. From interfering with early voting, to irrational voter ID laws, Republican-led states have made extraordinary strides in preventing eligible people from voting.
Early voting on Florida’s college campuses provided access for nearly 60,000 voters to cast a ballot in the 2018 midterms. But a clause buried in a new law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) could cause universities in Florida to think twice before applying to host a polling place in 2020. The bill, SB 7066, requires election supervisors to ensure that early voting locations “provide sufficient non-permitted parking to accommodate the anticipated amount of voters.”
This places a unique burden on universities with already limited parking.
The parking requirement is a “not-so-thinly veiled way” to make it less likely for colleges to host early voting polling locations, Adam Gismondi, director of impact with the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), told WhoWhatWhy.
See the full story here.