absentee ballot http://wlrn.org en How Florida Fails To Prepare Students For College http://wlrn.org/post/how-florida-fails-prepare-students-college <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p>On the Florida Roundup: &nbsp;Florida has its new Education Commissioner,&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/12/12/indiana-superintendent-tony-is-floridas-next-education-commissioner/">former Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett</a>.&nbsp; We’ll learn why Jeb Bush fans are thrilled and the teachers unions are not. NPR’s&nbsp;StateImpact&nbsp;Florida reporter Sarah Gonzalez will tell us&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/13th-grade/">why many of Florida’s high school graduates are not ready for college work</a>. &nbsp;And we <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-florida-students-teachers-and-parents-think-about-remedial-education">hear from you</a> on Florida’s growing need for remedial education and what the purpose of high school should be. &nbsp;Tweet us @WLRN. &nbsp;</p><div><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 6264 at http://wlrn.org How Florida Fails To Prepare Students For College NEWSCAST: Florida Finally Gets A Color http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-florida-finally-gets-color <p></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:07:59 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 4379 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Florida Finally Gets A Color Palm Beach Sued Over Signature Issue on Absentee Ballots http://wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-sued-over-signature-issue-absentee-ballots <p>Here at WLRN, we've gotten a report of at least one person was allowed to vote in South Florida because officials did not believe the signature on his ballot was indeed his.</p><p>A Broward election official said situations like this could be remedied by a voter simply updating their signature in person at the supervisor of elections office in the county they vote in.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 3932 at http://wlrn.org Palm Beach Sued Over Signature Issue on Absentee Ballots NEWSCAST: Millions Have Already Voted In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-millions-have-already-voted-florida <p></p><p>State election officials say they have received just over 1 million early votes and more than 1.5 million absentee ballots.&nbsp;Meanwhile, election officials are visiting Palm Beach County again. &nbsp;The county's election office has been plagued with printing problems on its absentee ballots.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:50:53 +0000 WLRN-Miami Herald News 3917 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Millions Have Already Voted In Florida Absentee, Early Or Day-Of: Florida Voters Tell Us What They Plan http://wlrn.org/post/absentee-early-or-day-florida-voters-tell-us-what-they-plan <p>Early voting starts tomorrow, and many say they plan on taking advantage of the pre-Election Day hours. &nbsp;Mary from North Miami writes:</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: normal; ">I like the feeling of participation and community that comes with standing in line with neighbors I don't even know. But there's a limit to the number of hours I want to devote to this experience, and I want to make sure my vote gets in, so I'll probably be voting early next week.</span></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:25:24 +0000 Elaine Chen 3646 at http://wlrn.org Absentee, Early Or Day-Of: Florida Voters Tell Us What They Plan Voting In Florida Starts This Weekend: What To Expect http://wlrn.org/post/voting-florida-starts-weekend-what-expect <p>On The Florida Roundup, host <a href="https://twitter.com/PhilLatzman">Phil Latzman</a> hears from you about how you're planning to vote - by absentee ballot, early voting or Election Day at your polling place. &nbsp;Already Florida has had about&nbsp;<a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/10/11m-floridians-have-voted-gop-leads-by-5-but-obama-team-says-we-are-going-to-keep-fl-blue.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter">1.1 million votes cast by absentee ballot</a>. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:18:02 +0000 Elaine Chen 3569 at http://wlrn.org Voting In Florida Starts This Weekend: What To Expect Elections Supervisor: “Perfect Storm” Of Long Lines Ahead For Voters http://wlrn.org/post/elections-supervisor-perfect-storm-long-lines-ahead-voters <p>At the urging of the Obama campaign, Florida voters are showing up at elections offices around the state to fill out absentee ballots.</p><p>This comes on the heels of elections supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties advising voters to get absentee ballots and mail them.</p><p>The reason: <a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/10/what-the-obama-camps-early-vote-stunt-tells-us-about-what-to-expect-at-the-florida-polls.html">long ballots and possibly long waits.</a></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:46:07 +0000 Gina Jordan 2748 at http://wlrn.org Elections Supervisor: “Perfect Storm” Of Long Lines Ahead For Voters Absentee Ballots In High Demand In Palm Beach County http://wlrn.org/post/absentee-ballots-high-demand-palm-beach-county <p>Voter registration ended on Tuesday, and elections supervisors are busy preparing for next month’s vote.<br><br>They say thousands of registrations have come in just this month, and the final numbers will come in next week once the state is done certifying all of the voter registration forms that came in at the deadline.<br><br>Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer says he’s expecting a big increase.<br><br>“Even before we get the final numbers in, we’re still ahead of 2008," said Sawyer.<br> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 2642 at http://wlrn.org Absentee Ballots In High Demand In Palm Beach County