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.
The bar for election wait times has been raised: one hour.
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.
As Broward’s top cop, Sheriff Al Lamberti used his last news conference to praise his agency’s efforts to reduce hate crimes in the county — a finding reflected in the 2011 Hate Crimes in Florida report issued by the state attorney general’s office this week.
The swearing-in ceremony for Sheriff-elect Scott Israel will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at The Faith Center in Sunrise. He will be sworn in by Broward County Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes.
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.
Governor Rick Scott hit the airwaves Wednesday morning to address changes he wants to see in the voting process after the state’s disastrous Election Day last month.
Additional insight into the November’s elections fiasco is likely to come Friday, as an advisory group meets to decide what changes to request from state lawmakers.
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.
Another defeat for GOP Rep. Allen West in his bid to retain his District 18 seat. On Sunday, elections officials missed their noon deadline to report results of a two-day recount. This will apparently seal the unofficial results giving the win to Democrat Patrick Murphy.