From Bradenton Times, January 6, 2019
BRADENTON — Can you count on your vote being counted? Election 2018 revealed some major problem areas in the way Florida conducts its elections, including lengthy or poorly designed ballots, confusing amendments, signature matching issues, delays in counting and the fate of provisional ballots. On Monday, January 14, the League of Women Voters of Manatee County will host a panel discussion to discuss the current problems and potential solutions.
Topics will include: Should “bundling” of Florida Constitutional amendments ever be allowed? What more can be done to make voting simpler, more understandable and to ensure that all legal votes are counted?
Participating, will be Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett, and Dr. Frank Alcock, Associate Professor of Political Science at New College of Florida. After their respective presentations, there will be questions and discussion with the audience. Voter registration will also be available for those who haven’t registered yet, or would like to make changes to their registration.
The program will take place at the Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave W, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Free parking is available on their lot, or the side streets if the lot is full. The program is free of charge and reservations are not required. An optional buffet luncheon will be available at 11:30 a.m for a $5 donation.