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REPORT: Florida Has Longest Voter Wait Times

 
REPORT: Florida Has Longest Voter Wait Times
Posted April 8th, 2014 @ 12:32pm

Florida is getting better at elections.

A new report by Pew Charitable Trusts shows the state is about average when it comes to a variety of factors.

But, researcher David Becker says there's some bad news, too -- Florida comes in dead last among the states for the wait times voters deal with in line.

"Florida didn't do too well on wait times. They had the longest wait times in the country, averaging about 45 minutes. That's up from 2008, when it averaged about half an hour," Becker said.

That's also way over the three-minute average the rest of the country spent waiting in line to vote in the 2012 presidential election.

Still, the Pew report shows Florida officials actually made a lot of progress between the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.

Florida ranks right around the middle for availability of voting information tools online and problems with voter registration or absentee ballots.

To view the entire report with all its benchmarks, click here.

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