Elections officials: tweaks needed, but no major overhaul

Published 12-03-2018

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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - As Florida's elections supervisors meet for the first time since the Nov. 6 election, they say that despite some recent problems, the majority of the counties handled things smoothly.

The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections is meeting in Sarasota this week.

State legislators have said they will scrutinize elections laws during next year's session to avoid problems in 2020, the next major election. Among the possibilities: changing the timelines and deadlines for recounting ballots, and extending the absentee ballot timeline.

All supervisors agreed that voter outreach and education are key for well-run elections, especially in the era of social media.

Lori Scott, Brevard County's Supervisor of Elections says she has to battle rumor and outright lies about how officials count ballots.

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