Elections

Elections
6:49 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

State Teams Up With League of Women Voters To Register Voters, Despite Embattled Past

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Jessica Lowe-Minor, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Florida and Steve Wilkerson, President of the Florida Cable Telecommunications Association at the Kickoff Press Conference
Sascha Cordner

With the deadline fast approaching for Floridians to get registered to vote, a new campaign kicked off Tuesday to get people signed up and make sure that when they vote, they’re educated about the issues on the ballot. It’s a non-partisan effort that brings together two groups that were, just months ago, battling in federal court over Florida’s election law.

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Elections
7:03 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Decision In Early Voting Lawsuit Expected Soon

Joe Raedle\Getty Images Color Lines

A debate over Florida’s early voting schedule is continuing in federal court.  A Florida Congresswoman claims the State’s new early voting times could keep black voters from getting to the polls.

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Elections
5:41 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Florida Residents to Vote on Whether to Extend Homestead Exemptions

This November voters will have more to decide than just who will be the next President of the United States. They’ll also have to choose whether or not to add up to 11 different amendments to Florida’s Constitution.  And this is what we’re hearing about those amendments so far:

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Elections
12:00 am
Fri September 21, 2012

How Much Weight Does Fla. Latino Vote Carry In 2012 Election?

Florida’s Hispanic population makes up eight-percent of total people living in the United States, making it the third largest in the nation. That’s one of the reasons both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are making trips to Florida almost every week to capture the state’s large Hispanic population. Political experts say a big component to winning the overall election this year will be grabbing the Latino vote, especially in key battleground states, like Florida.

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Elections
10:38 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Dist. 2 Cong. Race Turns Into Fight Over Medicare, Social Security Benefits for Seniors

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith with Democratic Congressional Candidate for District 2 Al Lawson at the Roundtable Discussion
Ryan Benk

Florida’s Democratic Party Chairman joined state Congressional Candidate for District 2 Al Lawson on the campaign trail talking about why voters should not re-elect incumbent Congressman Steve Southerland. They held a roundtable discussion Thursday morning in Tallahassee with some of Florida’s seniors to talk about Southerland’s record on Medicare and Social Security.

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