Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill focused to create a police force dedicated to pursuing voter fraud and other election crimes, but that’s not all it does.
The law also eliminates ranked-choice voting for all elections in Florida.
Senate Bill 524 specifically said it was “prohibiting the use of ranked-choice voting to determine election or nomination to elective office; voiding existing or future local ordinances authorizing the use of ranked choice voting.”
This means cities or counties can’t pass their own laws on ranked-choice voting.
In a ranked-choice voting system, voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots rather than selecting just one.