For Immediate Release
Monday, November 9, 2015
ICYMI - Secretary Detzner and Supervisors of Elections Discuss 2016 Elections Preparedness
On Friday, November 6, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner met with Clay County Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless and Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan in Jacksonville to discuss ongoing planning for the 2016 elections.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner, said, “We are happy to report that as we travel around [the state] this fall that we are seeing good results in preparation for the 2016 elections [and the] Presidential Preference Primary on March 15 … In addition, a big part of [the] elections process is helping the voters, to remind them, that there is a process in which they need to get ready so we launched a campaign in Tallahassee working with the Supervisors [called] ‘Get Ready. Get Set. Vote!’”
Clay County Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless, said, “All Supervisors in the 67 counties are actively engaged into the process, honing their skills, making sure that we are ready for the 2016 elections. I think it is very impressive, that not only the Secretary of State, but his staff with the Division of Elections and other state employees take the time to go and put the boots on the ground to make sure that in addition to the protocols and procedures that they put into place [are working] but that we are working effectively to putting on the best professionally conducted election in the State of Florida’s history.”
Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan, said, “We’ll have about 2000 to 2500 people working on Election Day … We’re ready and we’re prepared and I’m very satisfied with [my] staff.”
Photo (from left to right): Clay County Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, and Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan meet in Jacksonville to discuss ongoing planning for the 2016 elections and proactive voter education efforts at both the county and state level.
Watch the entire press conference, courtesy of the Florida Channel, here. See additional coverage of the discussion below:
WJCT, By Lindsey Kilbride, 11.6.15
“Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner met with North Florida election supervisors, Friday to plan for 2016.
“Detzner says Florida now has more tools for voting, from new voting equipment to more flexibility with early voting location placement.
“In Duval County, Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan says he’s focused on training poll workers to keep lines short. …”
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First Coast News, By Laura Caso, 11.6.15
“… Secretary of State Ken Detzner visited Duval County to prepare for the 'big dance.'
“First Coast Supervisors of Election say they want to be proactive so everyone can have a successful election next year. It seems far off, but for Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner it's quickly approaching.
“‘As we travel around, we are seeing good preparation for the upcoming 2016 election,’ said Detzner.”
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About the Division of Elections
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections supports the Secretary of State, Florida’s Chief Elections Officer, in ensuring that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division’s three bureaus; the Bureau of Election Records, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, have several responsibilities in the areas of legal compliance and elections administration to ensure that Florida’s election laws are uniformly interpreted and implemented. The Division also assists local Supervisors of Elections in their duties, and promotes enhanced public awareness and participation in the electoral process. For more information about Florida’s elections, visit dos.myflorida.com/elections/.