|Published:||Mar 15, 2012 5:03 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 15, 2012 5:03 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state circuit judge is hearing another challenge to a provision in Florida's new election law.
The hearing is Thursday in Tallahassee.
Former Florida Public Service Commissioner Nancy Argenziano is challenging a provision that is preventing her from running for Congress as a Democrat. The law says candidates must swear they have not been members of another party for 365 days before they qualify in June. That makes it too late for her to change from the Independent Party.
Argenziano, previously a Republican, claims the law violates her right of association and other federal and state constitutional provisions.
Other parts of the law are being challenged in courts in Florida and Washington, D.C. They include new restrictions on voter registration drives and a reduction in early voting days.
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