While a proposal to expand the number of early voting days and limit the length of a ballot passed in a House subcommittee on Wednesday, Democrats said it will need change if it is to garner bipartisan support.
All the problems at the polls in Florida during the November election has Secretary of State Ken Detzner calling for some major improvements.
The bar for election wait times has been raised: one hour.
Up to 14 days of early voting should be offered during Florida’s next election, Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday. The move would be a backpeddling of sorts for Republicans.
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.
Two Miami lawmakers have filed the first legislation that would expand early voting, though the measure wouldn’t allow for as many days as previously allowed.
A new report looking at the massive problems that plagued voters in Miami-Dade County on Election Day laid some of the blame on the county’s election department.
As Broward County Elections prepares for another election in January, Wednesday the county took a step back to look at what happened in November.
Florida lawmakers are hearing from the state’s top elections official about what improvements may be needed for future Election Days.
As people voted hours after midnight on election night, Miami-Dade county leaders were scrambling to fix what had been days of chaos.