On Thursday, November 15, 2012 just over a week after the election, 1Miami went to Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla’s office to ask him to give us our early voting days back. After the debacle that happened at some of the polling places on Election Day, with voters standing in line until 1:00 a.m. and the enormous lines that we saw during early voting, we know that it is imperative we get 14 days to early vote.
Sen. Diaz de la Portilla was one of the main architects in pushing house bill 1355 which took early voting days down from 14 to 8. We decided to go straight to him to deliver a letter asking him to return early vote days to a minimum of 14. We’re willing to work with him to make this happen.
It’s obvious in Miami-Dade County that we need all 14 days for early voting, the voters who waited hours in line can testify to that. The voting process was made harder by Sen. Diaz de la Portilla, whose agenda appears to be to discourage voters from casting a ballot. Everyone should have the opportunity to easily vote, but it seems like every election year Florida has something go awry. We need our early voting days back!
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