Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Florida Governor Extends Voting Hours

Kudos to Governor Charlie Crist

Governor extends early voting hours | news-press.com | The News-Press

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Charlie Crist just extended early voting hours to cope with an unprecedented high turnout at polling places across Florida.

While the governor's action solves one problem for voters, it poses another for county elections supervisors. They'll be on the phone to temporary employment agencies, looking for workers with some computer skills.

Crist issued an executive order this afternoon, extending voting to 7 p.m. -- 12 hours a day -- for the remainder of this work week. Early voting had been conducted eight hours a day.

Crist also ordered 12 hours of early voting for the weekend, either all on one day or split between Saturday and Sunday. That's also an increase from eight hours, which was provided by statute.

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