Florida Supervisors of Elections

Senate’s toned-down voting bill fails to stop backlash from election officials and voting-rights groups

BY: - April 15, 2021

Republican state lawmakers are backing down from plans to ban ballot drop boxes and to make it harder to request mail-in ballots, but that has not quelled widespread criticism of their efforts to make it harder to vote in the name of election integrity. A coalition of leading voting-rights and civil-rights organizations will convene on […]

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FL veterans’ group urges defeat of SB 90 voter suppression bill

BY: - April 13, 2021

Pioneer Floridians had a saying that rings true about Florida politics today. To paraphrase, “Your life, liberty, and property are at risk when the Florida Legislature is in session.” And this year’s Legislature puts Floridians’ rights at risk more than most. A fundamental right is threatened, your voting rights. Specifically, the Republican-controlled Legislature is set […]

DeSantis pushes voters to go to the polls; concedes little to elections supervisors’ ambitions for vote by mail this fall

BY: - June 18, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis has rejected calls by Florida’s supervisors of elections to extend early voting to avoid meltdowns at the polls this summer and fall, but will allow them to get a head start on counting what promises to be a mountain of vote-by-mail ballots. Meanwhile, the governor essentially is encouraging voters to go to […]

Despite President Trump’s criticisms, FL elections supervisors say mail-in ballots are safe

BY: - May 20, 2020

Regardless of what President Donald Trump thinks, says and tweets, Florida elections supervisors are urging voters to request mail-in ballots to ensure every valid vote is counted as the presidential election looms. “Voting by mail is a safe way to go. It’s a secure process in Florida. In my 26 years of elections experience, I’ve […]

As coronavirus epidemic grows, will voters be discouraged from going to the polls?

BY: - March 10, 2020

With the presidential primary election a week away and the deadly coronavirus expanding in Florida, elections officials are telling residents they can vote by mail rather than head to the polls. For those who want to vote at polling places, elections supervisors are taking precautions: Voting locations are being scrubbed down and stocked up with […]