Dale Anion, middle, votes at Aviation Sales, Inc. on Springboro Pike in Miami Twp. on Tuesday morning. When asked about the line, he said, "It wasn't too bad. It could have been out here" as he walked outside.
With many asking why Florida is the last to call a winner in the Presidential Election, top government officials say they’re making sure the count is accurate.
“I think every year since 2000 we have improved in the process,” said Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner.
He says the number of voters who turned out is “pretty amazing.”
“We’re counting ‘em accurately and that takes a little extra time,” he said.
Detzner said Governor Scott asked the State Department to make recommendations to him to solve some of the issues “with regard to the enthusiasm for early voting.”
“It's an administrative issue,” he said. “I think we can address it and have it fixed for the next time and I think that's what people want and we're going to fix it."
Duval Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland has a recommendation of his own for the City of Jacksonville.
“Hopefully in this year’s budget we’ll be able to get electronic check-ins like most of the large counties,” he said.
Electronic machines allow you to check who has voted with absentee ballots to make sure there weren’t repeat voters. Holland has about 3,600 absentee ballots which need to be verified with Election Day registers.
Holland pointed out that nobody is really don’t counting votes right now because military members are allowed to cast ballots up to ten days after the election.
“And hopefully everybody is counting those because they definitely earned their right to have their vote counted,” he said.
Holland says he will have the unofficial election results for Duval County submitted to the State by the Saturday afternoon deadline.