Ken Detzner http://wlrn.org en How Boxer's Bill Could Shrink Voting Lines http://wlrn.org/post/how-boxers-bill-could-shrink-voting-lines <p></p><p>A prominent Senate Democrat is trying to federalize election rules in a way that&nbsp;would make it illegal to force voters to wait more than an hour to vote.</p><p><a href="http://boxer.senate.gov/en/press/releases/120512.cfm">U. S. Sen. Barbara Boxer filed her bill</a> -- called the LINE Act -- on Thursday. If it passes, states would have to come into compliance before the next federal election. That would involve applying formulas that determine how many voting machines and poll workers have to be available for the expected number of voters.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:30:40 +0000 Rick Stone 5912 at http://wlrn.org How Boxer's Bill Could Shrink Voting Lines South Florida Elections Officials Blamed For Election's Long Lines, Delayed Count http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-elections-officials-blamed-elections-long-lines-delayed-count <p></p><p>State elections chief Ken Detzner told the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee on Tuesday that it was five "underperforming" counties that caused the delays in reporting the Florida vote count after the Nov. 6 election.</p><p>Chairman Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) said he'll call for the elections supervisors from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Lee counties to testify before his committee next month. "There's enough blame to go around," Latvala said.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Rick Stone 5775 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Elections Officials Blamed For Election's Long Lines, Delayed Count