TALLHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – In a move to avoid another ballot debacle like we saw in 2012 when an overly long ballot bogged down the voting and tabulation process, a Democratic state senator wants to limit how many ballot questions lawmakers can pose.
Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, filed a proposed constitutional amendment (SJR 254) on Thursday seeking limit to three the number of proposed amendments the Legislature could put on the ballot in any one election.
The proposal wouldn’t affect proposed amendments that make it to the ballot through the initiative process.
A number of observers, including Republican Gov. Rick Scott, have suggested that the length of the ballot – several pages in some counties – was at least partly to blame for the very long lines on Election Day in some places.
Voters in Miami-Dade County reported waiting more than six hours...(click pic to continue reading)