These are the ballot machines and systems available in Florida
In Florida, the state uses two methods to vote: An optical scan system or a Direct Record Electronic system, also known as a DRE, according to vote411.org. Here is how the website explains each system:Optical scan: With optical scan, you will receive a ballot, which you’ll take to a private table or booth. The paper ballot will have the names of the candidates and the various measures and initiatives printed on it. When you’re finished, you’ll approach the ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put your ballot inside. “Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen.
5 days until the election: Trump, Biden will appeal to last-minute voters
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person Tuesday. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
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Florida: Registered voters must request a mail/absentee ballot, but no excuse is required. You have six days remaining for your county to receive your ballot. Michigan: All registered voters are sent an application for a mail/absentee ballot, and no excuse is required. You have six days remaining for your county to receive your ballot. Texas: Registered voters must request a mail/absentee ballot, and you do have to provide a reason as to why you need one.
28 things you probably forgot happened in the whirlwind that 2020 has been
So let’s take a look at all of the wild things that happened so far this year that you probably already forgot about, shall we? (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Jan. 3: Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in a drone strike by the U.S. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Feb. 5: After months of investigations, hearings and lots of tweets from Trump, the president was acquitted by the Senate on both articles of impeachment. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)And now we’re in June. It’s hard to believe that all of those things happened during a pandemic, so who knows what else is next?
You won’t believe these stats on incarceration in the U.S.
If mass incarceration doesn’t affect you in a major way, it’s easy to go about your day and not think much of it. Legend believes we have a major issue of mass incarceration, and that problem can’t be solved until we address the over-reliance on jails. I don’t remember.”By highlighting human stories, supporting innovation projects, and encouraging productive policy change, FREEAMERICA aims to amplify the conversation about mass incarceration at the local, state and national levels. “And my children would not be following in my footsteps.”Some of the statistics on incarceration in the United States are quite jarring. According to the Safety and Justice Challenge website:Majority of people who are jailed have not been convicted of a crime.