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Floridians confident in the state’s elections processes and technology

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According to new findings by the Leadership Florida/Nielsen Company 2010 Sunshine State Survey, there is a deeper level of confidence among Floridians in the state’s elections processes and technology. After the embarrassment and national debacle of Florida’s failed 2000 presidential election counts and recounts, the state’s aggressive moves to restore credibility to local and state elections has been reflected in much higher approval ratings for the changes.

When asked about areas in which the state is doing a good job, respondents say the state election system has rebounded since the 2000 election and gave the state government its highest marks for making it convenient to vote (78%), providing dependable election equipment (54%), and informing citizens about election laws and procedures (50%).

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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