Re: The 11 days of Florida

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sun Dec 05 2004 - 13:53:33 CST

This is so dangerous -- how can the various parties observe the handling
of ballots if the election is conducted this way? It virtually
guarantees a secret procedure outside of multipartisan observation.
Teresa Hommel
Keith Copenhagen wrote:

>
>
> 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.''
>
> http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/10308159.htm?1c
>
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