On Thursday, Florida Ron DeSantis signed an election-integrity law that places restrictions on ballot drop boxes and mail-in voting.
DeSantis said, “Right now I have what we think is the strongest election integrity measures in the country. We’re also banning ballot harvesting. We’re not going to let political operatives go and get satchels of votes and dump them in some drop box.”
Florida’s new law requires voters to provide a “wet signature” of a physically signed paper to be kept on file. The measure also goes on to specify strict distance limits for polling places and early voting stations.
The bill says, “Drop boxes must be geographically located so as to provide all voters in the county with an equal opportunity to cast a ballot. The bill went on to require drop boxes “must be monitored in person.”
Commenting on the law he had just signed, DeSantis said, “Me signing this bill here says, ‘Florida, your vote counts. Your vote is going to cast with integrity and transparency, and this is a great place for democracy.’”