The St. Pete Times published an article today about concerns about the potential problems with paper ballots and recounts. What I found most interesting is the news that the State intends to issue a new “voter intent” rule on September 28th – in between the primary and general elections. This rule deals with how local canvassing boards should determine whether a voter intended to mark a vote selection when a question arises. The existing rule is published by the State online, along with an example sheet.
The proposed rule has been in the works for months, but the link on the State’s website to the notice of rule does not lead anywhere and has the odd name of http://election.dos.state.fl.us/rules/proposed-rules/pdf/R1S-2.027Stand4DeterVoterChoice.pdf – certainly not the best file naming idea.