SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
FDLE, election officials hold election training exercise
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state’s election supervisors held a training exercise Wednesday morning to prepare for a wide range of scenarios heading into Election Day. In a statement released through a spokesperson, Secretary of State Laurel Lee confirmed that elections officials and FDLE, among other law enforcement agencies, discussed potential disruptions to the November election. “Participants provided input regarding scenarios that Supervisors of Elections may experience leading up to and during Election Day, including acts of violence, mail disruptions, and polling place disturbances,” Lee said. The goal of the exercise was to anticipate and come up with solutions for those scenarios. “These meetings are important so that we and our partners are prepared and ready for any situations we may face that could affect Florida’s election process,” the secretary of state said.
‘I don’t trust the mail': Jacksonville voters flock to cast ballots early in person
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s less than 36 days until election day and ballots are already pouring into the Supervisor of Elections Office in Duval County. On Friday, News4Jax reported voters don’t have to wait to cast their ballots. “Well, I voted like this because I don’t trust the mail. And I don’t really trust standing in line on the third because they might just slam the doors on us,” Summers said. “I don’t trust the mail because of all of the hoopla,” Hardwick said.
Activists want vote-by-mail ballots sent to all eligible Duval County voters
They said that should lead SOE Mike Hogan to encourage more voters to vote-by-mail by sending vote-by-mail applications to all eligible voters. Typically, Florida voters must request a vote-by-mail ballot. RELATED: With record number planning to vote by mail: What you need to knowThey said data from the August primary showed Duval County lagged behind comparable Florida counties in vote-by-mail participation and in 2018 Duval County had the fifth lowest vote-by-mail participation rate of any Florida county and by far the lowest rate for a mid-to-large county. The advocates said they don’t want voters to have to choose between exercising their right to vote and protecting their health. Late July, there were 264,000 fliers sent to people who typically do not vote by mail to tell them how they can participate.
Changes coming to sample ballots after reports of precinct confusion
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. After some Duval County voters raised concerns Tuesday about notification of precinct changes, a staff member in the Supervisor of Elections Office told News4Jax that precincts will be more prominently listed on Novembers sample ballots to avoid any future confusion. Voters can also quickly find their precinct on the Supervisor of Elections website by typing their address into the form on this page: https://www.duvalelections.com/Voter-Information/Precinct-Finder. Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan said requests are already rolling in from voters who want mail ballots for the General Election in November. In the Florida Primary, nearly 58,000 voters in Duval County cast ballots by mail. For the primary, mail-in ballots had to be delivered to the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday to count.
Joe Biden is the front-runner again after he shocked the world on Super Tuesday
Franck11:02 pm: Biden tops Sanders, Warren in MassachusettsFormer Vice President Joe Biden will win the Massachusetts Democratic primary, according to an NBC News projection. Higgins10:35 pm: Biden says 'we are very much alive'"It's a good night," Joe Biden said, after he finally broke through nationwide in his third presidential bid. Pramuk10:12 pm: Donors flock to BidenFormer Vice President Joe Biden went into Super Tuesday with fewer financial resources than other candidates. Pramuk8:54 pm: Markets comfortable with Biden, analyst saysFundstrat policy strategist Tom Block tells CNBC that "market participants should be comfortable with the rise of Joe Biden." FranckDemocratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden greets patron at the Buttercup diner on March 03, 2020 in Oakland, California.cnbc.com