Tag Archives: election day

In the News: Florida remains wild card, Pinellas County power outages concern voters, Florida’s election half over, rain at polls, 2012 campaign in two minutes

By on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

Florida confounds the candidates in the run-up to Election Day – Until the polls close, Florida remains a wild card for both President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Jacksonville.com Power outages in Pinellas County cause concern about polling [...]

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Super PACs make this election most expensive in history

By on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Super PACs raise millions to spend on political advertising for candidates and are not accountable to anyone.

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In the News: early voting down, meningitis victims catch another sickness, political groups spend $500b, Sandy and voters

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Second Illness Infects Meningitis Sufferers – People recovering from meningitis in an outbreak sparked by a contaminated steroid may experience a second ailment. The new problem, called an epidural abscess, is an infection near the spine at the site where [...]

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23rd Precinct changes voting line arrangements due to weather

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

The 23rd Precinct is modifying its Election Day plans in case of rain. Voters at the precinct, which is located at 2121 SW 16 St., will be able to line up in a hallway while waiting to cast their ballots.

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Staying sane on election day

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

Worried about election day? Here are some tips to stay sane while at the polls.

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In the News: rainy election day, Gator Growl raises money, Presidential dash, Nor’easter for NY, Florida voting lawsuit

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 10:13 am

Rainy Election Day predicted in the region – Showers will likely pour down on Election Day, but clear skies are expected starting Wednesday in the region this week. The Gainesville Sun Gator Growl fights to raise money for veterans – [...]

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Election litigation to continue, fundraising for Florida justices, SCOTUS hears case, unemployment up

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

As Election Day nears, groups brace for legal showdown at the polls – In the post Bush vs. Gore era, this is what democracy looks like: lawyers and volunteers scrutinizing how ballots are distributed, scanned and stored. This election season [...]

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Cheshire and Chestnut campaign for District 5 seat

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Dean Cheshire and Charles Chestnut IV are running for the county commissioner seat in Alachua County. The two are both Gainesville natives and want to bring fresh ideas to the job.

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Alachua County begins processing absentee ballots

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office has received more than 30,000 requests for absentee ballots. The Canvassing Board reviews these requests and has already returned more than 11,000.

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Law may limit days for early voting

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

A law being challenged in the Florida federal court could decrease the amount of days to vote early.

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