Early voting for the November 7th General Election got underway yesterday in Florida. It’s aimed at voters looking for flexibility and who are knowledgeable about the candidates. The last two weeks before the general election is the time candidates go into high gear – spending lots of money to get their message to voters – via TV, radio and print ads. Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Sharon Harrington, says early voters need to already be aware of the candidates’ positions on the issues.
“if somebody is hasty in their choices and go to the polls early there’s no way you can take it back because once you vote you’re done – you can’t go back and change your ballot or change your mind. So you have to pretty sure before you actually get into the early voting booth that this is who you actually want to vote for”
The state first made early voting available in 2002 – and it become law in 2003. Other states are now also adding early voting to voter’s options.
Florida voters who may not be able to cast ballots on Election day – can vote early. Early voting got underway yesterday. Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Sharon Harrington, says it’s aimed at people who need flexibility.
“it’s to provide voters with another option to absentees – if they’re not going to be at the polls on election day because of scheduling – families, kids in school mom and dad working – it can be difficult sometimes to be restricted to one day in a one shot deal if you can’t make it on that day you don’t get to vote.”
Early voters can cast ballots on Saturday and the voting places are open until 6:30 in the evening. Multiple polling places are provided. To find their locations – google your county’s supervisor of elections office.
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 01:00
Early Voting BeginsWritten by WGCU Newsroom