Voter turnout for primaries is traditionally low to begin with. But now there are a couple of reports of some polling places in Palm Beach County having issues with the iPad Minis being used by workers in an attempt to high-tech the voting process. Poll workers are using the iPad Minis to scan vote ... More >>
In something of an ironic move, voters who are registered independents are banding together -- to protest Florida's closed primary system, which allows registered Republicans to pick a Republican candidate and Democrats to pick a Democratic candidate but leaves registered independents out of the gam ... More >>
We stand by our claim that Lake Worth is the coolest city in South Florida. But when it comes to local politics, the little seaside burg is anything but. White-hot is more like it, with a history of bitter disputes, chiefly about development. Lately, something as mundane as a bond issue has set te ... More >>
The fall elections approach, and like clockwork, GOP operatives begin priming the faithful with horror stories of rampant Democratic Party voter fraud. How much substance is there to their tales of electoral chicanery, and how great is the need for stern measures to deter it? See also: Republican V ... More >>
Man, Rick Scott loves to screw with voters. It's like a hobby of his (aside from screwing the poor and screwing the environment and screwing the state, in general). First he shortened early voting days, then tried to go after minority voters via an arbitrary and contrived "voter fraud" crusade. An ... More >>
A Texas-based Tea Party organization and the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections have agreed on a plan to provide the group access to county voting records from the 2012 federal election and voter registration and other records going back to 2009. See also: - Allen West Will Soon Be an Ex-Con ... More >>
As you may have already heard 3 million or 4 million times, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Florida Republican primary last night with 46.4 percent of the vote -- though more than seven in ten Broward Republicans didn't even bother showing up to the polls.Only 28.7 percent of regist ... More >>
Earl Rynerson, who's running for Fort Lauderdale mayor (again) against current Mayor Jack Seiler, deployed an interesting campaign strategy in his effort to get elected -- admittedly convincing someone else to run for mayor to force a primary election.Rynerson doesn't specifically use the word, b ... More >>
FlickrConnie MackWhereas "someone else/not sure" was the overwhelming leader in previous polls for the Republican nomination in next year's U.S. Senate race, Rep. Connie Mack's entrance into the race changes things a bit.Mack enters with the support of 32 percent of Republican voters, according t ... More >>
There's been a common theme among this year's GOP presidential candidates -- firmly planting their lips on the buttcheeks of Sen. Marco Rubio and dropping his name as a potential running mate.If that's a ploy to win Florida in a general election, it won't help, according to survey results release ... More >>
New voting laws passed in 14 states -- states that control 171 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a presidential election -- could make voting "significantly harder" for more than 5 million people who are actually eligible to vote, according to a new study.As many as 1 million of those peop ... More >>
With this afternoon's release of Public Policy Polling's survey of Florida Republican voters, Florida became the first Southern state polled by the firm that didn't select Texas Gov. Rick Perry as its front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination.Instead, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ... More >>
Murphy for CongressPatrick MurphyWe're still a pair of Novembers away from seeing the fate of Rep. Allen West's congressional seat, but 28-year-old Patrick Murphy looks like he's already giving the congressman a run for his money -- lots and lots of money.Murphy announced that he raised $450,000 ... More >>
Nothing but trouble.The Florida House passed a highly controversial overhaul of election laws on Thursday, which critics say would grossly undermine the fabric of democracy and help ensure a Republican victory in the 2012 election.Supporters of the legislation say that the changes would prevent v ... More >>
via Ryan LipnerThe Constitution dictates that in addition to being a citizen and a U.S. resident for at least 14 years, a presidential candidate must be at least 35 years old. Calling the last requirement "age discrimination," 27-year-old South Floridian Ryan Lipner is plowing forward with his qu ... More >>
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal.
Here's what I don't understand about the Florida Elections Commission investigation of Stacy Ritter: Why weren't there more charges? As I reported yesterday, four of the charges against Ritter pertain to reimbursements made by her 2008 campaign to her lobbyist husband, Russ Klenet, for expensi ... More >>
Klenet and RitterA recently released report from the Florida Elections Commission shows that Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter's 2008 campaign was an utter mess, replete with bookkeeping errors, acceptance of excessive contributions from special interests, failure to report contribu ... More >>
Greene snatched two thirds of the vote from Meek in some rural counties.U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek had a lot of reasons to feel good about his primary win last week over Jeff Greene. Despite recent polls that showed Greene doing well, Meek trounced him with 57 percent of the vote.But there's also so ... More >>
Flickr: Jeremy JohnstoneFor campaigning politicians, cash is better by the bundle.As word spread that Scott Rothstein's associates might be charged in the federal investigation for circumventing campaign finance laws, it must have made a whole lot of Broward folks anxious. If you work for a devel ... More >>
Compromise is what distinguishes the effective, conscientious governments from the dysfunctional ones, and the lack of it has been a drag on the Florida Legislature for some time. One would think that this year's gaping, $6 billion budget hole would make compromisers out of the stubbornest souls. In ... More >>
The brains of the operation 8:31 Welcome to the Juice muni elections liveblog. I will be doing the play-by-play. At my left is the color commentator, a highly flatulent greyhound who somehow managed to cast a ballot (for Al Capellini, natch) and has been flaunting her "My Vote Counted" sticker to al ... More >>
It's a victory just to have an election pass without a local embarrassment
Tell the world how you vote!
Critics fear labeling on return envelopes could lead to ballots getting intentionally lost
The Long March
America's most colorful third party could use some attention — and some cash.
Well, the truth for one thing. But, more specifically, the community newspaper owned by big Bush family backer David Eller was akeert to print the following letter from town activist and attorney Tom Connick. The letter -- and Connick's preamble -- speak for themselves. Enjoy. ----------------- ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale's John B. Anderson ran for president in 1980 and paved the way for spoiler candidates
Suffrage in the city
Davie's Richard Grayson has built a political career of joke campaigns
You press the screen. The machine tells you that your vote has been counted. But how can you be sure?
The political demise of mayoral candidate Tim Smith heralds a new age in Fort Lauderdale politics
Labors to legalize bud in Florida have gone as sour as week-old bong water
A problem that marred the 2000 ballot is back
2000 redux: Voting really is what it used to be in Dania Beach.
Palm Beach County elections
Haitian immigrants like Gerlyn Cadet know in their marrow that a ballot is a precious thing. But this election leaves them feeling robbed.
Districting in Hollywood was supposed to ensure at least one minority candidate on the commission. Think again.
The candidate poses as a campaign-finance reformer as he accepts cash from special interests