Florida Gets Voting Results Fast. Here’s What They Do.

While criticism has mounted against various states for their lassitude in reporting election results, the state of Florida has been lauded for its speed and efficiency in delivering the news of the results.

Some of the reasons Florida has promptly and swiftly calibrated the results of elections include election officials processing mail ballots three weeks before the election; as opposed to a state such as Pennsylvania which only permits counting those ballots on Election Day; the state having counted mail ballots for years, so the process is familiar; and domestic mail ballots in Florida having a deadline of 7 p.m. on Election Day with their disqualification if they arrive after that, as opposed to states where mail ballots can be considered legitimate if they are received up to a week after the election. Read more…

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