Browning says primary voting process going well

Jan 31, 2012

The polls are open, and Florida voters are casting ballots in about 67-hundred voting precincts across the state for the Republican Presidential Primary. As Sascha Cordner reports, despite a small setback in Orlando, the state’s election’s chief says everything is going according to plan.

As Florida voters go to the polls for the state’s Republican primary, Florida’s Secretary of State Kurt Browning says everything is going smoothly so far. But, there was a slight hiccup in Orlando when a polling place opened late:

“The question that I continued to ask my staff this morning on instances that were brought to my attention was ‘were there any voters affected?’ And, the only situation that had voters affected were these two voters in Orange County, Orlando. It’s not a big deal. It happens all the time. My concern would have been if those two voters would not have been able to cast a ballot.”

Browning says the Orange County Supervisor of Elections and poll workers took care of the situation appropriately by allowing people to vote in a parking lot. So far, there have been about 650-thousand ballots cast in this primary. Of that number, 360-thousand were absentee, and about 290-thousand were early voters.