Former Fla Sen asks Scott to expand early voting

Published On: Nov 01 2012 12:33:25 PM EDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2012 05:44:44 PM EDT

In a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, former State Senator Dan Gelber asked for early voting to be expanded into Sunday.

"Just as your predecessors did, I urge you to act on behalf of all Floridians who seek simply to exercise their right to vote and issue an Executive Order expanding the Early Voting period to include Sunday, November 4," wrote Gelber.

READ: Gelber's letter

Citing long lines after the early voting period from 2008 was reduced by nearly a week, Gelber wrote that many people were forced to wait hours to vote.

Early Voting Locations:Miami-Dade County | Broward County

"Election supervisors across the state report long lines continuing - in my county of Miami-Dade each day of Early Voting has seen more voters and longer lines than the day before," said Gelber.

READ: Rod Smith asks Scott to extend early voting period


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