Florida to Review Voting Procedures

    NORTH MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Voters prepare to cast their ballots at the North Miami Public Library after standing in line on November 1, 2012 in North Miami, Florida. Voters are complaining about hours long waits in line to cast their ballots and former Florida governor, Charlie Crist, as well as state Democrats, have asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to extend early voting hours for all the state’s counties. Rick Scott authorized a law limiting voting days to 8 from 14. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    Florida will take a closer look at how it holds elections, especially in counties where people had to wait for more than four hours to cast a ballot, Gov. Rick Scott announced Saturday. Secretary of State Ken Detzner will meet with county election officials to gather their input about the process. The Sunshine State saw 8.5 million residents cast a ballot this year, up from 8.3 million in 2008. The increase came despite the fact that state officials cut early voting down from two weeks to eight days. Earlier this year, Scott stirred up controversy when he directed local elections boards to remove people they deemed ineligible from the voting rolls.

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