A Florida schoolteacher, Jill Cicciarelli, was recently threatened with fines for failing to meet the requirements of a new Florida law when registering her students to vote. The law requires, among other things, for third party groups to register with the state before assisting anyone with voter registration, and turn in all received applications within 24 hours. Cicciarelli, who has been registering her students in an annual drive for years, was on maternity leave when the law took effect. She’s not alone, as of the end of October 2011; the Florida government was “investigating” another teacher who may have violated the new law simply by registering her students.
The Florida Independent; October 31, 2011