Florida's Early Voting
I recently learned from G, who lives in Florida, that Florida allows early voting. Although those of us in other states, like Massachusetts, have to wait until Election Day on November 7th, Floridians can vote now. I found this information on Florida's Division of Elections website.
The 2004 Legislature passed legislation which standardized early voting throughout the state. Early voting is defined as "casting a ballot prior to election day at a location designated by the supervisor of elections and depositing the voted ballot in the tabulation system".
All supervisors will begin conducting early voting in their main and branch offices 15 days before the election. In addition, supervisors may designate any city hall or public library as an early voting site; however, if so designated, these sites must be geographically located so that all voters in the county will have an equal opportunity to cast a vote. Early voting ends on the 2nd day before the election.
Early voting will be conducted 8 hours per day on each weekday during the early voting period and will be provided for 8 hours in the aggregate for each weekend during the period.
Voters who want to vote early should remember to bring a photo and signature identification with them.
Contact your supervisor of elections for locations, dates and times of early voting.
Considering all the problems that Florida has had with voting, it seems to me that this could lead to more confusion. But who am I? Just a Massachusetts Democrat.