Labor Groups Push To Extend Early Voting

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – If you were stuck in long lines during early voting or on Election Day, you’ll appreciate this.

Several labor unions liberal groups made several recommendations Monday on ways to expand early voting and sites. Among the proposals are to five local election officials be more discretion to select early voting sites and that they dedicate more resources and voter assistance, including translators, for early voting.

Sen. Oscar Brayon, a Miami Gardens Democrat, said he would sponsor legislation based on the recommendations.

The groups want to return to 14 days of early voting. The Republican-led Legislature reduced it to eight days. Critics say that was an attempt to suppress voting by Democrats who vote early in larger numbers that Republicans.

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