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Gov2Go Mobile App Sends Miami Users Wrong Election Day Date

Sealed Absentee Ballot Return Envelopes Spark Concern From Leon County Voters

In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote

Rosemary McCoy fought for the passage of a landmark Florida law allowing felons to vote. She registered to vote but won’t cast a ballot in this election because she owes restitution from a five-year-old conviction. (Ivy Ceballo/Tampa Bay Times)

State officials don’t know how many felons are registered or eligible to vote. So we did our own analysis and found only a very small percentage of them will be able to cast ballots this election. Some could face prosecution if they do.

Florida Election Brings High Turnout, Some Voting Snags

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.

Nothing Can Be Done About Pastor’s Sign Near Florida Polling Place, Authorities Say

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.

Security Guards Block Access to Polling Station inside a Gated Community in South Florida

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” Corrects Inaccurate Florida Early Voting Information

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.

Mailers Cause Confusion in Florida County

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.

Political Group Behind Confusing Florida Mailers

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.

Florida Mailer Leaves Voters Confused, Concerned

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.

Voters in Little Havana Complain Of Not Enough Spanish-Speaking Poll Workers

South Florida voters tipped of Electionland to a lack of Spanish speakers working at the polls in neighborhoods that needed them the most. Our Miami partner, WLRN, followed up.

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