Skip to comments.How Will Florida Handle the November Election Process?
Posted on 09/30/2022 7:08:59 PM PDT by Be Careful
Given the depth and breadth of destruction that will last well in to the future, how can Florida even begin to handle the November election, which is only 5-6 weeks away? Thoughts?
My guess is that the governor will not disenfranchise any voter who is unable to vote on election day because of the hurricane.
I’m sure he has a plan for that.
They have gone through this before and the people just voted.
I love FR so much, because we all have access to an un-ending civics lesson because of the collective experience of our members.....Question: While the national election day this year in November 8, can a state temporarily extend the voting window, in this case for displaced Floridians, to 30 days out?
I do not think that they can vote if they cannot receive mail or line up at polling stations.
....Which would lead to...
They managed before. This isn’t their first hurricane during campaign season. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy but they will do it.
What's the problem?
Paper ballots dropped into a plexiglass see-through box. Easy peasy.
If Hurricane Andrew is any model, services will be 98% restored by Election Day. Housing takes longer, though. All you need fo elections are toads, power and government workers and volunteers.
Oh dear. What a burden. I remember back when I was a young lad and had to vote by showing up to the polling place and showing my idea and voting on a paper ballot which I had to mark with a pencil. I still suffer from PTSD from the trauma.
My post was to suggest that Governor DeSantis is an honorable and very fair governor and person. The Demorats will pounce on anything to discredit him. I suspect most everyone will be able to vote on election day, but for those that cannot because of the storm, he will accomodate them.
As an aside, my wife and I had a trip planned to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island for the second week in November.
In person voting only. At precinct locations were the count will be done.
Count the votes?
It’s not like the entire state was wiped out. Parts of it, especially along the coast were wiped out, but life goes on. The people there will have to decide if staying to rebuild is best for them or to relocate.
It’s also not like the storm only picked dem or republican homes to damage.
Move precinct voting stations to areas not destroyed.
The greatest damage happens where the hurricane enters the state. The State will be ready to cast ballots by the time the election rolls around.
I evacuated inland - I’m fairly near Disney - we’re fine. West of us a school had water almost to the roof - flooding caused by rain, not surge. Trees are down. But people were out today picking up debris and the power was back on in many central Florida areas... I don’t think elections will be a big problem.
Sooo, St Augustine Beach
Just left Florida last year after 40 years there. Honestly, this is the worst storm I’ve ever seen in Florida and I don’t know how they’re going to manage the voting.
Not being sarcastic, or hard hearted. Lived in my Florida farm home for 45 years, and can tell you in five minutes how long any particular downed tree is going to take with a chainsaw. Been through many, every major storm is a major storm.
Hurricanes and wildlife are part, and heart, of the landscape. Loved living there.
Gulf Coast will recover. And i send prayers for all there.
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