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The Florida Roundup
The Florida Roundup is a live, weekly call-in show with a distinct focus on the issues affecting Floridians. Each Friday at noon, listeners can engage in the conversation with journalists, newsmakers and other Floridians about change, policy and the future of our lives in the sunshine state.Join our hosts, veteran journalists from our partner public radio stations: WLRN’s Tom Hudson, broadcasting from Miami and WJCT’s Melissa Ross, broadcasting from Jacksonville.

Voting In The Sunshine State

Voters cast their ballots for the Florida presidential primary, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Voters cast their ballots for the Florida presidential primary, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Bonita Springs, Fla.

  

On this week’s program, we took a closer look at voting in Florida and how the election might play out here this fall.

First, we discussed the ongoing battle over Amendment 4 - and who is eligible to vote -  with Sean Morales-Doyle, a lawyer for the Brennan Center for Justicewho focuses on voting rights; and Desmond Meade, Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

Next,Orange CountySupervisor of Elections Bill CowlesandUniversity of FloridaPolitical Science DepartmentChairman Daniel Smithjoined us for a discussion on voting by mail, which is expected to increase significantly due to COVID-19. 

Then, we spoke about the issue of election security with Craig Latimer, the election supervisor in Hillsborough County and the president of the statewide Florida Supervisors of Elections; and Caitie Switalski, who covers Broward County for WLRN.

Heather Schatz can be reached at hschatz@wjct.org or on Twitter at@heatherschatz.

 

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