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Michelle Spence-Jones listens to testimony in her trial on bribery and grand theft charges.  (Source: CBS4)

Michelle Spence-Jones Denied Chance At Third Term In Office

A Miami judge has banned Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones from seeking a third term in office.

CBS4–04/09/2013

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Members Overwhelmingly Approve Elections Bill

In an attempt to remedy the voting problems that plagued the state in 2012, the Florida House passed an elections overhaul bill by an overwhelming margin Tuesday.

CBS4–03/05/2013

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Election Supervisors Ask For Ballot Limits, More Early Voting

Elections supervisors who testified before the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday said in the future less wordy constitutional amendment proposals and more flexibility in setting early voting days and sites would help eliminate some of the problems they had during the November 2012 election.

01/14/2013

Long lines at a polling precinct in Little Havana on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012. (Source: CBS4 Viewer/John Vishak)

State Officials Meet To Discuss Miami-Dade Election Problems

A special team formed by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner to investigate the problems in last month’s election met Tuesday afternoon in Miami-Dade with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.

CBS4–12/11/2012

Hundreds of voters arrived at the Miami-Dade Elections Headquarters on Sunday after learning they would get another opportunity to request, fill out, and submit last-minute absentee ballots. (Source: CBS4)

Additional Planning May Have Eased Election Day Delays

Twelve years after Florida’s presidential election debacle which made the term “hanging chad” a common household term, some argue that we haven’t come very far.

CBS4–11/07/2012

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Voters Reject Most Florida Amendments

Much of the lengthy ballot in Florida was due to multiple state constitutional amendments that each required at least 60 percent support from voters to become law. The high threshold makes it nearly impossible for most initiatives to pass.

CBS Miami–11/06/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Broward Voting Proceeds Relatively Smoothly

It’s a record breaking year for absentee ballot voting in Broward County.

CBS Miami–11/05/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Understanding The Florida Amendments

The 2012 ballot will be one to remember across the state of Florida. The ballot is the longest in Miami-Dade history and much of the ballot is taken up with 11 constitutional amendments written in legalese that can confuse even the most well-informed voters.

CBS Miami–11/05/2012

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Saturday Start To Early Voting Could Be Big For Dems

Democrats hopes for taking an early lead in the presidential race in Florida will be fully underway on Saturday when early voting begins statewide. But, unlike in 2008, there will be less days for voters to cast their votes early.

CBS Miami–10/26/2012

Absentee ballots (Source: CBS4)

Hundreds Of Thousands Locally Have Cast Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots have been going out for weeks and the return rate could be foreshadowing a record turnout on Election Day.

CBS Miami–10/26/2012

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