Guard ballot drop boxes, DeSantis tells Florida elections officials in last-minute memo before early voting starts

“This is a letter, not a formal advisory opinion and not a ‘directive,’ which as Judge Walker last week noted the secretary (of state) have little or no authority to issue, based on her own stated legal position,” Labasky wrote, referring to U.S. District Judge Mark Walker’s comments during an unrelated elections lawsuit. “As the letter states, it’s the department’s interpretation of the law. As such I think a supervisor can take it as they choose to.”