Minor Voting Issues Reported in Broward, Miami-Dade

Only minor issues were reported at some South Florida precincts Tuesday as Election Day 2014 got under way.

In Broward, the Plantation Acres Improvement District race was not on a ballot for one precinct, Broward Elections Public Services Director Mary Cooney said.

"You know, I thought, 'Well, that's a big mixup,'" said Jennifer Nieset, who is running for commissioner in Plantation Acres

The race was on the ballot for the other two precincts in the district, and new ballots were delivered to the other precinct and the issue was "corrected very quickly," Cooney said.

In both Broward and Miami-Dade, some voters said they showed up to vote only to learn their polling place had changed.

At the West Kendall Regional Library, Herman and Muriel Elkind said they were told their precinct had changed. They said they've voted there for the past 12 years.

"We live around the corner practically, we have to go to another library to vote," a frustrated Herman Elkind said.

But some didn't blame their respective elections departments.

"It's more my fault than their fault," said voter John Peloso.

Miami-Dade Chief Deputy Supervisor of Elections Christina White said voters were notified of any changes.

"Some voters from this location were impacted by reprecincting earlier this year," White said in an email. "As such, all voters were notified by mail with a new Voter Information Card and a follow up reminder letter that included map and photograph of the new location."

Cooney said Broward voters were also notified of any changes.

"We have sent out cards to every one of our voters since we did the reprecincting," said Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. "The information was out there many times in many different forms."

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