Arizona sheriff steps up security around ballot drop boxes
The sheriff in metropolitan Phoenix says he’s stepped up security around ballot drop boxes after a series of incidents involving people keeping watch on the boxes and taking video of voters after they were apparently inspired by lies about the 2020 election.
Lake County voters encounter computer glitch on Election Day
TAVARES, Fla. – Voters in Lake County ran into problems Tuesday morning shortly after polls opened in Florida on Election Day. “We identified a computer problem in some precincts that incorrectly identified some voters were not registered in that precinct,” said Alan Hays, Lake County supervisor of elections. “The problem was isolated immediately, and corrective action was initiated. The solution is being deployed and everything will be fine very shortly.”Hays said he appreciated the voters' patience as his agency worked to correct the issue, which was resolved before 8:30 a.m.For more election updates in Florida, click here.
Here’s what you need to know about Marion County’s 1% sales tax referendum
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Marion County voters will decide on the November ballot if they want a four-year extension of a 1% public safety and transportation infrastructure sales tax referendum. [2020 VOTER GUIDE: Everything you need to know ahead of the general election]County officials said $167 million was generated to fund various projects from 2017-2020 from the sales tax. If approved, county officials said $196 million will be generated in revenue. The county said the community is growing and roads will need to grow to accommodate additional traffic. Marion County officials also expect to build new facilities for safety departments and to add more safety vehicles.
Here’s what you need to know about Brevard County’s School Board referendum
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Voters in Brevard County will have to decide whether to extend a half-cent surtax for a school board referendum on their November ballot. [LIVE RACE RESULTS: Scroll to bottom of story to see all race returns starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3]The half-cent surtax was approved by voters in 2014. The reason for the initial referendum was to upgrade aging schools, school security and technology, according to the district. [2020 VOTER GUIDE: Everything you need to know ahead of the general election]The surtax is shared with charter schools based on proportionate share or district enrollment, according to the county’s board of elections. The district has 9,300 employees and 73,000 students across 83 schools and 12 charter schools.
These ‘I voted’ sticker designs are winning in the polls
Though Louisiana won’t be handing out “I Voted” stickers at the polls this year, we can’t help but highlight its award-winning design. Clark County, NevadaPersonifying Las Vegas in a creative sticker, Clark County takes into account the familiar details that make its area known in its 'I Voted' sticker. Alaska Division of ElectionsAlaska has various options of its 'I Voted' sticker for 2020 elections and they each pay homage to women and its native communities. Alaska redesigned its “I Voted” sticker in time to celebrate the 19th Amendment’s centennial. The artwork takes a twist from traditional “I Voted" sticker designs with a call to action instead, asking anyone reading to go out and vote.
Orange County Supervisor of Elections office extends hours to register voters
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Supervisor of Elections office will be open Saturday to help register people to vote before the registration deadline. To help accommodate people ahead of the cut-off date, the Supervisor of Elections office is extending its hours. “This is a chance for voters who cannot come in during our normal business hours to make sure they get registered before the deadline,” Bill Cowles, Orange County Supervisor of Elections said in a news release. Orange County voters can get a preview of their ballot now at ocfelections.com on the What’s On My Ballot page. Orange County voters can visit ocfelections.com or call (407) 836-2070 for more information about the upcoming election, requesting a vote-by-mail ballot and more.
Seminole County Supervisor of Elections warns voters about misleading mail
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – The Seminole County Supervisor of Elections is warning voters about misleading mail during the election season. The Supervisor of Elections said out of town political entities are targeting Florida voters with mail that looks like official election mail. The county posted photos at this link to help voters spot the difference. Out-of-town political entities targeting Florida voters with mailers deceptively designed to look... Posted by Seminole County Supervisor of Elections- Chris Anderson on Tuesday, September 15, 2020The Supervisor of Elections also wants to remind voters if they plan to vote by mail to request a ballot at least 15 days before the election and to send the ballot in at least seven days before the election. Anyone who is interested in registering to vote can do so at this link.