The 11 days of Florida

From: Keith Copenhagen <K_at_copetech_dot_com>
Date: Wed Dec 01 2004 - 18:38:05 CST

Florida's election supervisors, impressed by the success of early voting,
proposed dramatic reforms Tuesday that would eliminate Election Day,
replace it with an 11-day election season and do away with precincts.

The association of the state's 67 chief elections officials voted in
concept at its annual winter meeting in Orlando to informally present the
idea to the Legislature and to start rallying support for what its members
concede would be a sea change in how Floridians vote.

''I think the voters spoke loud and clear in the general election of 2004
that they want other options than to be limited to 12 hours on a Tuesday
to vote,'' said Bill Cowles, Orange County supervisor of elections and
president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections.
``We should seize upon the opportunity in 2005 to make the changes so we
can try it in 2006.''

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