Turnout strained election locations across the state but did not appear to overwhelm them. Voters experienced a smattering of problems throughout the state, including issues with voting machines and unnecessary provisional ballot use.
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The Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office received dozens of complaints about a sign erected by a church’s pastor at a polling site that reads “Don’t vote for Democrats on Tuesday and sing ‘Oh how I love Jesus’ on Sunday.” The office says it can’t be removed because it is on private property outside the 100-foot perimeter where campaigning isn’t allowed.
A polling location was moved into a facility in a private community, and security guards demanded IDs from voters who turned up to cast their ballots.
Resistbot, which helps people register and vote, sent the correction after an exchange on Twitter with a reporter from Electionland partner WLRN in South Florida.
Voters in Hillsborough County are anxious about a letter they received asking for an updated signature on their voter registration application. Officials say the letters are meant to collect another signature for county records and do not mean a vote has been invalidated.
People across Florida received mailers warning, erroneously in some cases, that their vote-by-mail ballots had not yet been returned. The mailers were sent by a Democratic political action committee, which said its goal was to remind mail-in voters to return their ballots.
Some Florida voters who already sent in their ballots received official-looking flyers in the mail saying they hadn’t voted yet. The flyers turned out to have been sent by a political group, not by election officials. Here’s how Florida voters can check on the status of their mail-in ballot.