New Voting Rules in Florida by Mitch E. Perry08/21/06
With voting beginning today in Florida, there are now new laws in place when you go to the polls.
Perhaps the most important law, voted on by the Republican led legislature last year, requires voters to have photo and signature Identification.
If a voter does NOT have a drivers license or signature identification, you will have to fill out a provisional ballot .
Mark Bubriski is a spokesperson for the Florida Democratic Party (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬? happening nowÃ¢â‚¬?)
Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Thurman issued a memo to all county Democratic Executive Committees and affiliated clubs to make them aware of these new rules. In a flier distributed by the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office, a line at the bottom of the page says Ã¢â‚¬Å“Photo and Signature ID RecommendedÃ¢â‚¬? Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but in fact, according to the new law, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s required if one wants to actually record a vote at the pollsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Also, there is concern about a Ã¢â‚¬Å“signature IdÃ¢â‚¬?Ã¢â‚¬Â¦..Again, Florida Democratic spokesman Mark Bubriski (roll tape#2o .q.just get tossedÃ¢â‚¬?)
We will have more on these New Rules, later on this week on the Evening News