Early voting in Florida begins Saturday Oct. 27 and continues until Saturday Nov. 3. The state’s predominately Republican legislature cut the early voting period by one day.
Unlike in 2008, there will be no early voting the Sunday before the election.
Due to the cut-off, accusations that the state is trying to keep minorities from casting their vote early are flying.
The Orlando Sentinel reports The Florida Civil Rights Association is one of the groups casting that accusation. The association has organized a “souls to the polls” event to be held the Sunday before the election. It calls for black voters in nine counties in Florida to assemble at the polls in protest.
Early voters are said to have helped Barack Obama win Florida in the 2008 election.