Elections

Elections
3:01 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Congressional Candidates Court Female Voters

Steven Rodriguez WFSU-FM

Former State Senator Al Lawson, who is currently running for congress in Florida's 2nd Congressional District, says women will play a crucial role in deciding next week’s election.  On Wednesday Lawson asked women for their vote during a round table discussion in Tallahassee.

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Elections
6:21 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

"Women For Obama" Urge Florida Women To Early Vote

“It’s Up To You To Early Vote” is the slogan “Women for Obama” groups are using across Florida in support of the President’s re-election.
Sascha Cordner WFSU-FM

“Women for Obama” groups held rallies all across the state Tuesday to highlight the importance of taking advantage of the last few days of early voting in Florida. One of the many Florida cities involved in the “It’s On You to Early Vote” event is Tallahassee.

A small group of women gathered at the Leon County Courthouse to drum up support to re-elect President Barack Obama. Leon County Commissioner Kristen Dozier says it’s important women make their voices heard in this election.

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Elections
7:15 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Urges FAMU Students To Early Vote

Congressman John Lewis at FAMU's Lee Hall area in front of the Eternal Flame, talking to FAMU students about early voting
Ryan Benk WFSU-FM

About 50 years ago, African Americans were fighting for their civil rights, including the right to vote. And, with early voting underway in Florida, state and local leaders are joining people, like U-S Congressman John Lewis, a Civil rights icon, in encouraging young African American voters to take advantage of the remaining early voting days.

“Fired Up! Ready To Go! Fired Up! Ready to Go! Then, Let’s Vote!”

On a windy day in Tallahassee, U.S. Congressman John Lewis got the students at Florida A and M University “fired up and ready to vote!”

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Elections
7:57 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

LWVF: Thousands of Florida Voters Frustrated By Nov. Ballot; Legislature To Blame

The League of Women Voters of Florida says they’re hearing complaints by the thousands over Florida’s proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. The organization's President Deirdre Macnab says the Florida Legislature is to blame for all the confusion.

Macnab says her organization has received more than a thousand calls from confused voters, frustrated by the “lengthy summaries and misleading names” of the 11 constitutional amendments on the ballot:

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Elections
7:14 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Leon County Hopes To Lead Again In Voter Turnout Across The State

Early Voting starts in Florida Saturday, and in Leon County alone, they’re anticipating a huge turnout. The county led the state in its overall voter turnout last election, and Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho says he’s expecting about that much this year, especially with early voting set to begin this weekend.

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