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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:

“People are saying ‘please, help!’ And, what people need to understand is that the Legislature put all 11 amendments on the ballot, and they don’t necessarily need to have clear or accurate titles on their amendment," said Macnab. "So, it all makes for a very complicated stew for citizens who are trying to understand some very complex and legal language.”

Macnab says during early voting, the problem could get worse if residents don’t try to educate themselves beforehand. She says people are also allowed to bring a cheat-sheet with them to the polls.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.