Florida's last election and legislative session brought about many changes in election law and raised concerns about election security. Our August Hot Topic features Leon County Supervisor of Elections Mark Earley, who will update us on how he will carry out the new laws and apply election security measures. Just a few of the recent changes affect implementation of Amendment 4 (Voting Rights Restoration), how petitions for Constitutional Amendments are gathered and counted, new Vote by Mail procedures, ballot design, and access to early voting sites on campus, among other things. In addition, Mr. Earley will share the latest on election security measures, including a partnership among the Governor's office, the Secretary of State, and Supervisors of Elections in preparation for for the 2020 election. He'll also answer questions you may have.
Mark Earley was elected as the Supervisor of Elections for Leon County in 2016 and took office on January 3, 2017, continuing a long career of service to the citizens of Leon County.
Mark began his elections career in the fall of 1986 and played an integral role in the adoption of Leon County's first optical scan paper ballot voting system. In early 2002, he accepted a position with a major election systems vendor, where he managed accounts across the nation.
In 2008, he returned to Leon County, to oversee the acquisition and deployment of Leon County's state-of-the-art paper ballot voting system and to help establish the new Leon County Election Center.
Mark also played a lead role in the design, testing and deployment of a new post-election audit system which uses vote visualization technology to bring a new level of transparency and validation to elections.
Date: Wednesday, August 28
Time: 5:30 -- 7:00 p.m.
Location; Four Points by Sheraton (316 West Tennessee Street)
Menu: Grouper Italiana or Parmesan Polenta
Cost: Members - $22 Nonmembers - $25
FOR RESERVATIONS please call 309-3005 and leave a message or email LWVTallahassee@gmail.com.
Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Saturday, August 24, those who cancel late must reimburse the League for the cost of their reservations or find someone to take their places at the Hot Topic.