Florida law enforcement arrested 69-year-old Marsha Ervin at her home at 3 a.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump, the Tallahassee NAACP Branch, and other community activists will join to celebrate charges being dropped against Marsha Ervin.
Ervin was arrested on September 29 at 3 a.m. at her home by the Tallahassee Police Department for alleged voter fraud. The 69-year-old faced charges for false voter registration and voting as an ineligible elector, both third-degree felonies. On October 17, prosecutors announced that they would drop charges against Ervin.
Florida has faced widespread confusion over the laws following the 2018 passage of Amendment 4. The NAACP is urging the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections to establish a new checkbox for felons seeking voter registration. The checkbox would allow for additional verification of eligibility without the risk of arrest in case of errors, and put the onus on the state to confirm voter status.
Attorney Ben Crump
Tallahassee Branch of the NAACP
The National Action Network
Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor
Wednesday, November 8, at 12 pm ET
Leon County Supervisor of Elections
2990-1 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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