Ballots

Absentee ballots (CBS4)

Sat. Deadline Passes Without New Tally From Broward, Palm Beach

It’s been four long days since polls closed. A Saturday noon deadline for Florida counties to provide the state with unofficial vote tallies passed with no new numbers.

CBS4–11/10/2012

Workers at a Miami-Dade polling precinct reconcile the voting machine. (CBS4)

Does Your Vote Count? Dade Co. Changes Precinct Reconciliation Procedures

Voting rights advocates are fuming about a change to what they say is an election night “best practices procedure.” The issue is only in Miami-Dade as far as CBS4 Investigates can tell.

CBS4–10/30/2012

Voters head to the polls on Saturday, the first day for early voting in Miami-Dade. (Source: Al Sunshine/CBS4)

Early Voters In Miami-Dade Waiting Up To Six Hours

More than 1.1 million Floridians have already voted by absentee ballot in the past month, which amounts to regular-season play in the contact sport of Florida politics.

CBS4–10/27/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

With Ten Days Left, Candidates Forced To Adjust For Looming ‘Frankenstorm’

With ten days left and forecasters calling for a potentially historic storm to strike the East Coast, President Obama and Mitt Romney are launching an adjusted sprint to the finish line.

CBS4–10/27/2012

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

Report: Nearly 1 Million Have Cast Absentee Ballots

Early voting in Florida is set to start Saturday, but already nearly 10 percent of the state has cast a vote through absentee balloting, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–10/24/2012

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

Democrats Chip Away At Republican Absentee Ballot Advantage

Historically speaking, a high turnout for absentee ballots has favored the Republican Party. This year, while Republicans are enjoying a lead, Democrats have started to chip away at the absentee ballot numbers and it’s generated a new emphasis on getting the vote out early.

CBS Miami–10/15/2012

Voters in Palm Beach County (CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Palm Beach County’s 2012 Ballot Debacle

Twelve years ago, Palm Beach County was at the epicenter of the 2000 Presidential election meltdown over hanging and pregnant chads. Now as CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen tells us, Palm Beach County was again at the center of another election embarrassment in March.

CBS4–10/09/2012

A worker loads absentee ballots onto a U.S. Post Office truck at the Supervisor of Elections Voting Equipment Center at Lauderhill Mall.  (Source: CBS4)

Broward Puts Absentee Ballots In The Mail

“Load ‘em up, move ‘em out” was the order of the morning for Broward’s Supervisor of Elections.

CBS4–10/09/2012

(Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Does Your Vote Count?

While the nation has been mashing its teeth over voter suppression laws… CBS4 investigates has been examining the actual voting systems that will be used to cast and count your ballots on November 6th.
Florida is sure to be a pivotal state, but have we shaken the ghosts of the 2000 presidential election?

CBS4–10/02/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

With Its Longest Ballot Ever, M-D Set For Election Day Mess

One look at Miami-Dade’s ballot and everything seems normal. Look closer, though, and you will notice it is double-sided and goes on and on…and on.

CBS4–09/28/2012

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