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WUSF Staff

Florida lawmakers are considering several measures to address the state's long documented election woes.

Problems with ballot counting - from the controversial 2000 presidential election to the 2018 statewide election - prompted Spring Hill Republican Rep. Blaise Ingoglia and two House committees to draft a bill to streamline the absentee balloting schedule.

Brenda Snipes, Broward County’s embattled supervisor of elections, submitted her resignation Sunday.

Snipes’ resignation, first reported by the Sun-Sentinel, came only hours after her staff ended a brutal two-week stretch in which they misplaced 2,000 ballots during a statewide recount, mixed about two dozen invalid ballots with about 200 good ones, and blew a deadline to submit machine recount results to the state.

Halfway through day two of Florida’s recount, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes responded to the lawsuits filed against her.

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, marking two weeks before Florida’s deadline to register. Those interested can get registered at a number of locations throughout the day.

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Florida’s general election this November is expected to see an increase in voter turnout and multiple counties are recruiting more election workers to help with the bigger crowds.

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A federal judge Friday required elections officials in 32 counties to provide Spanish-language sample ballots for the November general election --- but said there wasn’t enough time to order more far-reaching steps to help Puerto Ricans eligible to vote in Florida.

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Local elections supervisors in Florida have finally received the federal money for cyber security allocated to them back in March.