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Florida to Review Voting Procedures

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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.