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Deadlines for vote-by-mail voters for Florida’s general election are approaching. 

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Final recommendations on a memorial for the unclaimed remains uncovered on the Dozier School for Boy grounds are now heading to the Florida Legislature. But, during the final meeting of the panel tasked with making those suggestions, tensions were pretty high.

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There’s only one meeting left, before final recommendations are made on a memorial for the unclaimed remains of boys who died at the Dozier School for Boys in the Florida Panhandle. So far, there’ve been a lot of disagreements among Dozier Task force members. But, during their first meeting, there was at least one memorial all sides did agree on.

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Some former wards of the now closed Dozier School for Boys say they want the White House building on the grounds destroyed. That’s the building where they say a lot of abuse occurred.

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Wednesday marked the first meeting of a task force assigned to create a memorial for the uncovered remains associated with Dozier School for Boys, the former North Florida reform school where boys believed to be buried there died, due to alleged abuse.

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Florida’s elections chief says he’s worried about potential disturbances during this year’s elections, and he’s working with law enforcement and supervisors of elections across the state on a plan.

Florida’s elections chief is hoping to prepare new and registered voters for this year’s elections through a toolkit he unveiled Tuesday.

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With the redistricting process up in the air after lawmakers failed to pass a map proposal last week, the state’s election officials are worried as the 2016 elections draw near.

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

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Tallahassee citizens are recognizing the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation which took place 150 years ago in Tallahassee. The Knott House Museum commemorated its news and impact.

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Florida will now be joining several other states in online voter registration, after Governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law Friday.

Millions got their first taste of the Sunshine State as young recruits in the early 1940s. After World War II, they came back to pursue the American dream. On Monday, Secretary of State Ken Detzner launched “Victory

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The Senate Appropriations Committee turned up the heat Thursday on Governor Rick Scott’s top elections chief to implement an online voter registration system by 2017. As Jim Ash reports, Secretary of State Ken Detzner warned it would cause a quote, “train wreck.”

Governor Rick Scott hates the idea of online voter registration. The Senate wants it done yesterday.

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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner sailed through the beginning of his Senate confirmation hearings Monday, but not before navigating a few crosswinds. As Jim Ash reports, Governor Rick Scott’s choice for the state’s top elections officer was never really in jeopardy.

Small business owner and founder of the Northwest Florida Tea Party, Mike Hill, has officially clinched the Republican nomination for Florida’s second house district, Representative Clay Ford held the seat until he died of cancer just after the start of the legislative session. Officials certified the election results Thursday.

The 2012 general election was marred by long lines and voter confusion in many Florida counties. On Tuesday, the Legislature’s Ethics and Elections Committees started considering how to improve the voting experience for all Floridians.

The Ethics and Elections Committees were appointed this year after Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford said reform in those areas was a priority. Vice Chair of the Senate committee, Hollywood Democrat Eleanor Sobel, said, committee members really care about making sure every vote gets counted.

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The 2012 Florida election results are official after the state certified them on Tuesday. After some election-night snags and tight races that kept supervisors counting, even past the deadline, many Florida officials and lawmakers are calling for elections reforms.

With their signatures on the elections certificates, the Florida Elections Canvassing Commission put an end to some hotly contested races. The commission is made up of Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Secretary of State Ken Detzner.

Talks over Florida’s election process have started between the state’s top election official and county supervisors. And, both sides say there’s still more work to do.

The Governor recently tasked Florida Department of State head Ken Detzner to meet with county elections supervisors. And, Ron Labasky with the Florida State Association of Supervisors says their discussion so far has been open and cordial.

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Florida’s Lieutenant Governor and the state’s new elections chief want the public’s help in selecting their favorite buildings in Florida. As Sascha Cordner reports, there’s a new launching an online voting competition to celebrate the state’s architectural structures.

It’s called the “Florida Architecture: 100 years. 100 Places. Competition.” It’s an online contest that highlights the best of Florida’s architecture, and with the help of residents, recognizes the best-looking buildings in the state.

The Senate has signed off on a new chief elections officer for Florida. Lynn Hatter reports Ken Detzner has been confirmed as the new Secretary of State.

Ken Detzner previously served as the first appointed Secretary of State under former Governor Jeb Bush. During his Senate confirmation hearing, he told members of the Ethics and rules panel that he has three priorities:

Governor Rick Scott has chosen Florida’s new elections chief. As Sascha Cordner reports, Scott tapped Tallahassee insider Ken Detzner to replace retiring Secretary of State Kurt Browning.

Scott says he has every bit of confidence in Ken Detzner, a man who’s already had a short stint as a former Secretary of State under former Governor Jeb Bush.