The PJ Tatler

Post Office Disenfranchises 1,100 Florida Voters Today

Today Florida is holding a primary election.  I’ve learned that 1,100 voters who requested absentee ballots either did not get them or received them too late because the United States Postal Service treated the ballots as third class mail.  800 voters in Indian River County and 300 voters in Martin County were affected.  Contests in Martin County include Alan West’s primary challenge as well as a U.S. Senate race, state house, state senate, school superintendents, sheriff and more.  Florida law does not permit electronic return of the completed ballots by fax or email.  That means that about 1,100 voters who specifically sought to participate in the primary today, can’t.  More at my blog