Category: Elections

Florida Supreme Court strikes Amendment 8 from November ballot

A controversial proposed constitutional amendment that could have significantly altered Florida’s public education landscape will not go to voters in November. In a narrowly divided 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday ruled Amendment 8 should remain off the ballot. It upheld the order of Leon County Judge John Cooper, who found the measure’s title and summary misleading. (Read more in TampaBay.com)FL

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VOTE: Election Day!

Polls in Charlotte County are open until 7:00PM! Many people have already voted by mail or through early voting. But if you haven’t, visit your local polling place. Here is information from the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections. Watch the early vote tabulation at the Charlotte County Historic Courthouse. Early vote ballots and Vote By …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Learn about Voting Technology

CharlotteDems.com Editors note: The following Letter to the Editor from Webmaster David Finster was published in The Sun Friday, August 17th: Learn more about voting technology Editor: I had the privilege of attending the recent Logic and Accuracy test of Charlotte County’s voting equipment. I wrote an article about the test for the Charlotte County …

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Voting rights organization sues over lack of bilingual ballots in Florida

The voting rights organization Demos has filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Voting Rights Act because of Alachua County’s failure to provide ballots and other election materials in Spanish. The suit details the situation of 70-year-old Marta Rivera, who lives in Alachua County after fleeing Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Rivera had lived the entirety of her life in the U.S. territory …

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New data makes it clear: Nonvoters handed Trump the presidency

Most of our assessments of the electorate in 2016 are dependent on estimates. Polling before the election that suggested where people were leaning; exit polling after the fact that gives us some sense of who actually turned out. When more than 137 million people vote, understanding exactly who they were and why they voted the …

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Make Sure Your Vote Will Count

  Voting by mail for the upcoming August primary? Take these steps to be certain your vote is counted. In an election cycle where every single vote will matter, here are a few things you need to know if you have signed up to vote by mail in Charlotte County. Ballots Have Been Mailed. If …

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Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems

Russian operatives have “penetrated” some of Florida’s election systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency about hacking. (Read more in TampaBay.com) (Read our reporter’s experience with Charlotte County’s Election System)

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2018 Voting Machine Logic and Accuracy Testing

August 6th, 2018, the Canvassing Board of Charlotte County met to conduct the Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing of our county voting machines. This is a mandated test by Florida Statute 101.5612 and the test was publicly announced as required. Notification was delivered to the Charlotte County Democrats and also posted on CharlotteVotes.com. These tests …

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