Sunday, November 11, 2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott Orders Voting Process Review

Florida Governor Rick Scott has ordered a review of the voting process following Florida's Secretary of State’s announcement of the results for the 2012 general election. 


“I have asked Secretary of State Ken Detzner to review this general election and report on ways we can improve the process after all the races are certified," said Florida Governor Rick Scott in a statement.  "As part of this evaluation, Secretary Detzner will meet with County Election Supervisors, who are elected or appointed to their position – especially those who ran elections in counties where voters experienced long lines of four hours or more.  We need to make improvements for Florida voters and it is important to look at processes on the state and the county level.  We will carefully review suggestions for bettering the voting process in our state."


“Around 8.5 million Floridians voted in this general election – more votes cast than in any other election in state history," Scott added.  "A record of nearly 4.8 million Floridians also voted early and absentee ballots. We are glad that so many voters made their voices heard in this election, but as we go forward we must see improvements in our election process."