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Brooksville delays vote on election changes

BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville City Council has postponed a decision on whether to have a Hernando County election official, rather than a city official, handle candidate filing information.

Council members plan to revise a few aspects of the current proposal and reintroduce the measure for a vote later, Vice Mayor Lara Bradburn said Tuesday.

"We want to fine-tune this thing and move forward," Bradburn said. "We all have some questions and some language that we wanted to add in there. But in the end, it'll be fine."

The city clerk now handles candidate filing information and then sends it to the county elections office. That office places the candidates on the ballot and keeps tabs on their campaign finance information.

Hernando Supervisor of Elections Annie Williams has said her office could handle the extra duties with little problem, and no extra charge.

Bradburn proposed the change after problems during last fall's election season, including one in which the city staff sent out an e-mail announcing the candidacy of one candidate but failed to do the same for other candidates.

Some of the changes to the proposal will also include ways to strengthen the city's responsibility in the election process, Bradburn said. She referred specifically to problems during the Nov. 4 elections, when some Brooksville voters received ballots without the City Council races.

Brooksville delays vote on election changes 01/06/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 9:24am]
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