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Florida's Elections Chief Hoping For Record-Breaking Voter Turnout In 2016

MGN Online

Florida’s election chief is expecting a huge turnout in the 2016 elections.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner says it’s become part of the social experience for people to vote earlier than Election Day.

“I’m proud to say that for the first time in the history of Florida in 2014, more people voted early and by mail, than actually voted on Election Day,” said Detzner, during a recent press conference. “So, I’m expecting that trend to continue.”

Detzner says he’s thankful lawmakers allowed local supervisors of elections to extend early voting days and locations. He adds he’s hopeful the turnout for the upcoming election breaks records as well.

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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.