Press Release: Preliminary Injunction Mandates Spanish-Language Voter Access in 32 Counties Leading up to Florida Presidential Preference Primary

In the midst of early voting for the Florida Presidential Preference Primary, which takes place on March 17, 2020, legal and community organizations are reminding voters and county representatives that Spanish-language ballots, signage, assistance and related materials are required in 32 Florida counties because of the U.S. District Court’s preliminary injunction order in Rivera Madera v. Lee. The preliminary injunction is a result of the August 2018 lawsuit filed by Altshuler Berzon LLP, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Demos, and SEIU on behalf of civic engagement groups Faith in Florida, Hispanic Federation, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, UnidosUS, and Vamos4PR, and individual voter Marta Rivera Madera, a Puerto Rican, Spanish-speaking voter.

See today’s press release here.  For prior posts about this case protecting Spanish-speaking voters across 32 Florida counties, see here, here, and here.