LWV to Host Voting Security Discussion

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.

Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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