Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Steve Bousquet

Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

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.

‘Not prepared’: Broward’s election self-analysis on what went wrong

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes listens to reports Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla. Broward County reported their recount results with 52 minutes to spare Sunday. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) FLLAU102
After the counting is over, counties are required to report election problems to the state. Broward listed 'staffing shortages and procedural violations.'

Confusion clouds restoration of Florida felons’ voting rights

Supporters of voting rights for felons marched in Fort Lauderdale [STEVE BOUSQUET - Times]
'(The state) didn't give us any direction,' one election supervisor complains.

Seminole County elections chief in running to be next Secretary of State

Michael Ertel has been Seminole County's supervisor of elections since 2005 {via Twitter]
Michael Ertel, the long-time elections supervisor in the Orlando suburb, is a veteran, like Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis.

Florida elections experts reviewing what went right — and wrong

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County supervisors will shape their priorities for the upcoming legislative session

Will Gov. Rick Scott leave office early to become Sen. Scott? He won’t say

President Donald Trump talks with Republican candidate for governor Ron DeSantis, left, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, after arriving on Air Force One at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.Susan Walsh AP
Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera has a chance to make history - but only if Scott resigns by Jan. 3.