Tag Archives: Voting

Gainesville polls open until 7 p.m.

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

Alachua County supervisor of elections Pam Carpenter said she expects a 15 to 20 percent voter turnout for this election.

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Medical marijuana bill introduced in Florida House, Senate

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Members of the Florida House and Senate introduced a new medical marijuana bill Wednesday. State Bill 1250, also called the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, would legalize up to four ounces of marijuana for seriously ill people and their caregivers.

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Florida voting law changes cause ballot problems

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Professors from the University of Florida and Dartmouth have published research based on recent voting law changes in Florida. In addition to issues with absentee ballots, many organizations are calling on government to make changes to these laws and Gov. Rick Scott is standing by them.

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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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Former governors speak at UF about voting, preserving state’s natural resources

By on October 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Five of the past nine Florida governors visited UF this morning, speaking about growth management, keeping students in Florida after graduation and exercising democratic rights — such as voting.

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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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Tour comes to the University of Florida to engage students in politics

By on August 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Group rallies to have student involvement in upcoming election.

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Decision to remove transit tax from ballot gets mixed reactions

By on May 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

A transit sales tax will no longer be on the ballot for Alachua County voters this fall. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports on the Alachua County Commission’s decision and how Gainesville city commissioners are taking the news.

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