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2028273 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-11-04 14:53:46.0 UTC 2008-11-04T09:53:46.000-05:00 content/voting-so-far-so-good-browning-says published 2010-09-14 20:45:10.0 UTC 2010-09-14T16:45:10.000-04:00 drupal 86437 Voting across Florida is off to a smooth start, Secretary of State Kurt Browning said Tuesday morning, with only a couple of early morning miscues. He said one precinct in Palm Beach County opened an hour late because a precinct clerk insisted on finishing paperwork before unlocking the doors. Some voters were turned away as a result, he said, but "that situation was quickly rectified." In one Leon County precinct, a late opening was the result of locks being changed on a building. "We are ready," Browning said. There were scattered reports of lines, but he said waits were no more than about 20 minutes. The former Pasco County election supervisor said he did not foresee a very late night awaiting returns, because ballots are counted as they are cast at the nearly 7,000 precincts across the state. But if many returns are still not in by 10 p.m., he'll "start pacing the floor." Browning said returns on the state Web site may take a little longer to post because some counties prefer to put the numbers on their own Web sites first. Counties are required to send their results to the state by 11:59 p.m. Browning urged voters who see problems or have questions can call their county supervisor of elections or the state voter assistance hot line, at 1-866-308-6739. The line received about 350 calls by about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, he said. During a Browning press briefing Monday, an alarm began wailing. Tuesday, as he spoke, a loud construction noise made Browning difficult to hear. "I apologize," he said. "As long as we have problems here and nowhere else, it's all right." * Steve Bousquet the-buzz-florida-politics Elections Voting so far so good, Browning says templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/the-buzz-florida-politics/2008/11/04/86437-voting-so-far-so-good-browning-says BlogArticle Voting across Florida is off to a smooth start, Secretary of State Kurt Browning said Tuesday morning, with only a couple of early morning miscues. He said one precinct in Palm Beach County opened an hour late because a precinct clerk insisted on finishing paperwork before unlocking the doors. Some voters were turned away as a result, he said, but "that situation was quickly rectified." In one Leon County precinct, a late opening was the result of locks being changed on a building.ElectionsElectionsSteve Bousquet 380041 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:46:38.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:46:38.000-04:00 steve-bousquet published Steve Bousquet <p>Steve Bousquet is the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>' Tallahassee bureau chief. He joined the <i>Times</i> in 2001 after 17 years at the <i>Miami Herald</i>, where he held a variety of positions including Tallahassee bureau chief, and he previously was a reporter at TV stations in Miami and Providence, R.I. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island and a master's in history from Florida State University.</p><p>Bousquet was a contributor to two editions of <i>The Almanac of Florida Politics</i> and to <i>The Miami Herald Report: Democracy Held Hostage</i>, an account of the 2000 presidential recount in Florida.</p> Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau writers DTI 35035732 Steve Bousquet is the Tampa Bay Times' Tallahassee bureau chief. He joined the Times in 2001 after 17 years at the Miami Herald, where he held a variety of positions including Tallahassee bureau chief, and he previously was a reporter at TV stations in Miami and Providence, R.I. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island and a master's in history from Florida State University. Bousquet was a contributor to two editions of The Almanac of Florida Politics and to The Miami Herald Report: Democracy Held Hostage, an account of the 2000 presidential recount in Florida. <p>Phone: (850) 224-7263</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:sbousquet@tampabay.com">sbousquet@tampabay.com</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/stevebousquet">@SteveBousquet</a></p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2013/04/steve_bousquet_wp_10554836.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/35035732-steve-bousquet AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:46:38.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:46:38.000-04:00 2283699 2016-06-30 14:27:25.0 UTC 2 Months Ago politifact-the-truth-so-far-in-the-2016-presidential-election the-buzz-florida-politics PolitiFact: The truth so far in the 2016 presidential election BlogArticle 2287664 2016-08-01 16:20:50.0 UTC 4 Weeks Ago rubio-so-far-silent-on-trump-khan-controversy the-buzz-florida-politics Rubio so far silent on Trump-Khan controversy BlogArticle 2262034 2016-01-20 17:32:21.0 UTC 7 Months Ago bush-and-rubio-have-spent-91-million-so-far-to-win-your-vote the-buzz-florida-politics Bush and Rubio have spent $91 million, so far, on TV ads BlogArticle <p>Voting across Florida is off to a smooth start, Secretary of State Kurt Browning said Tuesday morning, with only a couple of early morning miscues. He said one precinct in Palm Beach County opened an hour late because a precinct clerk insisted on finishing paperwork before unlocking the doors. Some voters were turned away as a result, he said, but &quot;that situation was quickly rectified.&quot; In one Leon County precinct, a late opening was the result of locks being changed on a building.</p> <p>&quot;We are ready,&quot; Browning said. There were scattered reports of lines, but he said waits were no more than about 20 minutes.</p> <p>The former Pasco County election supervisor said he did not foresee a very late night awaiting returns, because ballots are counted as they are cast at the nearly 7,000 precincts across the state. But if many returns are still not in by 10 p.m., he'll &quot;start pacing the floor.&quot; Browning said returns on the state Web site may take a little longer to post because some counties prefer to put the numbers on their own Web sites first. Counties are required to send their results to the state by 11:59 p.m.</p> <!--break--> <p>Browning urged voters who see problems or have questions can call their county supervisor of elections or the state voter assistance hot line, at 1-866-308-6739. The line received about 350 calls by about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, he said.</p> <p>During a Browning press briefing Monday, an alarm began wailing. Tuesday, as he spoke, a loud construction noise made Browning difficult to hear. &quot;I apologize,&quot; he said. &quot;As long as we have problems here and nowhere else, it's all right.&quot;</p> <p>*</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:38:42