|Published:||Jan 15, 2013 12:59 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 17, 2013 12:13 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Supervisor of Elections is testifying before lawmakers in Tallahassee today. Sharon Harrington is one of several election leaders blaming Tallahassee decisions for problems at the polls in November.
Harrington told lawmakers the amendments on November's ballot were too long and that caused massive lines across the county. She's now asking a State Ethics Committee to give election supervisors, like herself, greater control over wording and more flexibility when setting early voting days and sites.
Harrington also tells lawmakers counties need more money to make the changes necessary to move forward.
"I feel bad for anybody who got out of line and had to leave because they could not vote. We don't want that happening. That's not the way I do business. That's not what I want for my voters," Harrington said.
Democratic state Senator Jeff Clemens, who's district includes West Palm Beach, has filed legislation to shorten the ballot. His bill would prohibit lawmakers from putting more than three amendments on the ballot. November's had 11.