It was one of the most controversial plans Governor Rick Scott came up with in 2012, but Florida’s elections officials said they learned from their mistakes and will implement a new non-citizen voter purge programs this year.
Monroe County, along with four others in the state, will no longer need federal approval before voting changes are put in place.
All the problems at the polls in Florida during the November election has Secretary of State Ken Detzner calling for some major improvements.
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.
Florida lawmakers are hearing from the state’s top elections official about what improvements may be needed for future Election Days.
The “Big Orange” known for its New Year’s Eve ascension up the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami every New Year’s Eve is getting a new name.
Two weeks after Election Day, Governor Rick Scott and other Republican members of the state’s canvassing board have certified Florida’s voting results.
A coalition of voter protection groups gathered on the steps of the Miami-Dade and Orange County courthouses Monday urgently calling for an independent task force be created to investigate what went wrong in Florida on Election Day and the early voting period.
Some waited an hour. Some waited six hours. Voters were grateful the weather cooperated as they waited in line to cast their ballots on the last day of early voting Saturday. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott stood firm against calls from Democrats and independent groups to give residents one more day to vote before Tuesday.