|Published:||Nov 12, 2012 5:27 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 12, 2012 5:32 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fl. - Lee County voters are still fired up over their election day experiences and right now, a grassroots campaign is calling for Florida voting reform.
This comes on the heels of Tuesday's election problems including long lines at precincts in Lee County.
A coalition of organizations has formed, pushing for voting reform in our state.
Some of the organizations involved are Florida New Majority, Florida Immigration Coalition, and the Advancement Project.
They're urging our legislative leaders to take swift action to make sure voting problems like the ones we saw with long lines on Tuesday in Lee County never happen again.
Some of the mandates include reinstating the number of early voting days cut by the Florida legislature and more early voting sites.
WINK News got our hands on nearly 50 complaints that registered Lee County voters made to the state.
Many people reported that they tried to vote early, multiple times but couldn't because they didn't have time to stand in line.
One woman who filed a formal complaint with the state says she tried to vote early 4 times and then had to wait almost 6 hours to cast her ballot on election day.
"If I were a real paranoid person, I would say that it was rigged... it just doesn't seem that in this day and age with the electronic advances that we've made, that we could be dependent on a machine that was so slow... a lot of people who maybe wanted to vote, may never vote again... how discouraging," says Kathleen Herman.
Florida's Secretary of State announced last week that he will make improvements to the state's election system.
He's expected to meet with the governor and local supervisors of elections throughout Florida sometime this week.