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Clinton campaign wants more early voting hours in Florida



Democrats in Florida are ramping up their efforts to get more voters to vote by mail, but early voting remains a staple of the party's get out the vote efforts. That's why Hillary Clinton's campaign is concerned that in the nation's biggest battleground state, so few counties are offering the maximum possible number of early voting days and hours. The campaign's voter protection director in Florida, Zach Learner, asks why counties would "restrict" access to the ballot box in such a critical election.

State law requires counties to offer at least eight days of early voting for eight hours a day. They can offer up to 14 days of early voting for 12 hours a day, but fewer than a dozen counties plan that much early voting in November (though the list includes the three most populous counties in the state, heavily-Democratic Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, as well as Pinellas, Duval and Orange).

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[Last modified: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:23pm]


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