MIAMI (AP) - Florida election officials are giving a presidential commission suggestions for improving the country's electoral process.
State and county supervisors told the commission Friday that a reduction in early voting hours, a limited number of polling sites and a lengthy ballot led to the long lines and counting delays in Florida last November. The state received national scrutiny after some voters waited up to eight hours to cast ballots. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last month restoring the early voting days that he and the Legislature cut two years ago.
President Barack Obama formed the bipartisan election commission to help prevent voting obstacles in the future. Friday's meeting at the University of Miami in Coral Gables was the first of the commission's four public hearings in battleground states.
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