Early Voting Starts Today!
The World of Politics in Florida and Tampa Bay.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Absentee voting has already begun, but early voting at either the Supervisor of Elections office or satellite offices, begins today.
Hillsborough County has set up a large number of satellite offices (view the list here). Locations include many county libraries, plus the Plant City Hall.
Unfortunately, long time Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, Deborah Clark, does not see it as her responsibility to make voting any easier than is absolutely necessary. As a result, she only does the bare, legal minimum required and has early voting only available at her three offices. In the past, she has defended herself by talking about support for absentee voting, but frankly, I really don't see her doing much more the statutorily required minimum. Apparently, as a Republican elected official, she doesn't see high turnout as a plus.