Florida Matters: Election Reforms

Florida Matters: Election Reforms

Floridians waiting six hours to vote and then the state taking four days to count all the ballots - if elections go wrong, how do you make them right?
A political science researcher and distinguished panel of election experts come together to discuss election reforms – on this week’s Florida Matters with host Carson Cooper.
Whether it’s due to the extra-long ballot, in some counties it was 10 pages long, or the reduction in early voting days from 14 to eight, Florida’s election process became the punch line for jokes nationwide much like the presidential election in 2000.
But if legislative committee hearings are any indication, Florida lawmakers are looking to revise state election laws – yet again.
Tell us what your voting experience like in November. How would you change election laws? Would you extend early voting? Maybe initiate online voting? Comment below or join the discussion on WUSF’s Facebook page.

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Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

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