Florida Legislature passes bill to change mail-in voting

Florida’s Legislature passed an election bill on Thursday that alters the way residents vote by mail.

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill in both chambers on a mostly party-line vote. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis already said he plans on signing it.

The bill prevents state agencies from sending mail-in ballots to people who didn’t request one, disallows ballot harvesting, which is the collection of ballots by a third person who then turns them in to election officials, and puts restrictions on the hours of operations for drop boxes.