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It's not just schools: Gov. Scott seeks to rate elections offices too



When Gov. Rick Scott decided earlier this year to rank Florida school districts by their FCAT scores, critics immediately panned the effort as simplistic and misleading. He did it anyway.

Now Florida's supervisors of elections can join the school superintendents in crying foul. Scott plans to rank the supervisors, too.

Times bureau chief Steve Bousquet reports: 

Gov. Rick Scott has infuriated elections officials across Florida by rating their effectiveness based on requests for routine information from the presidential preference primary in January.

Election supervisors call the survey "flawed" and "inappropriate," because the information is not a true indicator of how well an election is run.

In a letter to Scott, they warned that the results could do more harm than good in a presidential election year when, as usual, all eyes will be on Florida.

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[Last modified: Friday, April 27, 2012 6:34am]


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