ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - As viewers bombarded 10 News with feedback on its #ProtectYourVote campaign this weekend, the 10 News Investigators are focusing in on exposing - and addressing - voting problems in the final hours before polls close on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
While "early voting" technically ended on Saturday, votes in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and many other Florida counties can still vote early via "ballot-by-mail" at elections offices.
But hundreds of servicemembers fighting for their country will be denied the basic civil right of voting. 10 News first reported on Friday that a state law mandating voter roll maintenance unfortuantely removed some active servicemembers from the rolls and it's too late to address the problem.
Hundreds of viewer emails and comments followed, expressing disguist and a desire for legislators to fix the "broken" law.
#ProtectYourVote: 10 News will investigate your voting concerns
10 News is also working on tips for voters today, including the top myths voters need debunked before heading to the polls.
Previous #ProtectYourVote coverage:
11/3/12 - Lawmaker responds to upset servicemembers who can't vote
11/2/12 - Servicemembers upset about being removed from voting rolls
10/31/12 - More mailer publicizing your voting history
10/31/12 - Group exposing your voting history to your neighbors...legally
10/30/12 - Some voters didn't know their precinct changed
10/29/12 - Voting problems? 10 News will investigate
10/26/12 - Are 11 ballot amendments intentionally confusing?
10/24/12 - FBI investigating phony letters to Fla. Republicans
10/23/12 - Fla. Division of Elections warns about phony letters
10/11/12 - Obama campaign illicitly in Pasco schools?
10/3/12 - RPOF vendor investigated for fake registrations
10/2/12 - Supervisor warns of misleading robocalls
4/23/11 - Critics claim new voting bill will suppress voters
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