Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections’ website contains detailed information on early voting and the legal ramifications associated with the process of allowing voters, especially the working class and students whose command of their time is not their own. We must issue care throughout the voting community to ensure no registered voter or potential registered voters are hindered or “handicapped” of their rights and privileges as voters in America . . . Home of the free, home of the brave.
The 2004 Legislature passed legislation which standardizes early voting throughout the state. Early voting is defined as "casting a ballot prior to Election Day at a location designated by the Supervisor of Elections and depositing the voted ballot in the tabulation system."
Under the new House Bill 1355 directive, which went into effect May 2011, all Supervisors will begin conducting early voting in their main and branch offices 10 days before the election and ends on the 3rd day before an election. In addition, Supervisors may designate any city hall or public library as an early voting site; however, if so designated, these sites must be geographically located so that all voters in the county have an equal opportunity to cast a vote.
Early voting will be conducted no less than 6 hours and no more than 12 hours per day. The hours will be determined at the discretion of the Supervisor of Elections. Voting sites and hours of operation will be provided 30 days prior to an election.
General Election 2012 -- Early Voting Turnout: 124,896
Registered Voters as of 03/20/2014 --- 835,237
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