Per Executive Order 08-217, the Florida Governor extended early voting hours throughout Florida by declaring a State of Emergency. The new hours are 7AM-7PM through Friday and then 12 hours on the weekend. As before, the weekend hours will vary from county to county with some open on Sunday and other not. Check your local Supervisor’s website for more details in your county.
Is this legal? It happened in 2002 when the Governor then extended polling hours on primary election day to 9PM – the State Speaker of the House has questioned the action but says the Legislature will not challenge it.
So have people heard about this? My personal experience is yes as the early voting site I drove by this morning had a line wrapping around the building at 7:25AM despite a 46 degree temperature.