Iorio pushes election reforms | News
Tampa, Florida -- Former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio says this week's election problems signal a need for election reform.
"What I see is the state going backwards," Iorio told 10 News on Friday.
Iorio wants to see a state-wide task form take up the issue of election reforms that the Legislature could act on in the near future.
But the former Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections says two changes should be obvious.
First, she says early voting needs to be extended to two full weeks.
"Anyone in the private sector listening to this must just be scratching their head, here's a product, here's a service that customers are crazy about and so the response is, let's reduce it."
Iorio says the Legislature must also limit the number of constitutional amendments it puts on the ballot to two, while also capping the amendments at 75 words.
"These two issues that I've pointed out are obvious to all and should be obvious to anyone of any party."
Upcoming Events near Highlands County
Most popular stories from nearby communities
- Bartow middle school teacher fired for inappropriate texts, touching student
- While a teacher, who police say had sex with student appears in court, another family comes forward about the 29 year old.
- Fatal crash in Lake Wales closes portion of Hwy 60 E
- Sentencing scheduled for 1981 shooting rampage
- Funeral held for Bay area soldier killed at Fort Hood