The countdown to a decision on Sun Life Stadium renovations has election officials in a time crunch to get the right results.
“We do typically have more time to prepare for an election,” said Miami-Dade’s Deputy Supervisor of Elections Christina White, “but everything is on schedule.”
Usually the elections office takes 60 days to prepare for a November vote. But this time, it’s about two weeks.
On Wednesday, elections workers performed round two of three state-mandated voting machine tests.
“This is a voter confidence test,” White explained. Employees simulate a real election with a pre-determined result. They run ballots through 80 random machines to see if they return correct results.
If workers find a defective machine, it won’t be used in the May 14th special election, White said, but they haven’t found a bad apple yet.
“Preparations are going very well,” said White.
Some 185,000 absentee ballots went out to Miami-Dade voters Monday, she said. Voters can request an absentee ballot until May 8th. Early voting begins Monday, April 29th.
For more details go to http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/
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