Governor’s to post how county election officials scored in recent survey
Governor Rick Scott is releasing a series of rankings for county election officials. State election officials have based these rankings off of how quickly counties reported election results during the January 31st presidential primary and when those counties set up early voting sites. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter about e ranking system and what she thinks it could mean for the election year.
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