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Electon/Voting Reform

Electon Reform

As Chairman of the L gislative Committee for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE), I, along with my colleagues met in January to draft a proposal regarding elections legislation. With the 2012 General Election right behind us, it was the consensus of the committee that two key issues, ballot length and early voting, would become the focus of the association’s
Legislative Package.

The final Legislative Package strongly urges legislation to impose a 75 word limit on proposed constitutional amendments, an effort that would greatly reduce ballot size and the resultant efficiency with which voting can be expedited.

Additionally, the package  proposes an allowance for more fl exibility in early voting sites and hours in an effort to
accommodate more voters who choose to early vote. By amending the current law which restricts early voting sites to Supervisor of Elections’ Offices, libraries,
and city halls, supervisors will be able to provide additional conveniently located early voting sites.

In advance of the upcoming 2013 Legislative Session, I have testified before both the Senate and House Ethics & Elections Committees as well as individually with multiple legislators. The Florida Legislative Session begins on March 5, 2013.

To read the full text of the FSASE Legislative Package, use this link: http://pascovotes.com/pdf/NR_FSASE20130110.pdf 

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