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Florida Elections Supervisors Want Redistricting Complete By Mid-December



As Florida lawmakers continue wrangling with redistricting, the state’s county elections supervisors say their drop-dead date for district boundary changes is mid-December.


Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner says supervisors need to know about changes sooner than later.


“We’re getting close to a time period in which the supervisors really need to know and we’re anticipating that the courts in the near future some time in December will have some final maps,” Detzner said.


Clay County Elections Supervisor Chris Chambless says local elections chiefs sent letters to the Legislature and judicial branch strongly encouraging them to bring the process to a close.


“[We need] to be able to notify those military voters and voters abroad,” Chambless said.

Detzner says the Supreme Court schedule meets the December deadline and he’s optimistic. The court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday.

Lindsey Kilbride was WJCT's special projects producer until Aug. 28, 2020. She reported, hosted and produced podcasts like Odd Ball, for which she was honored with a statewide award from the Associated Press, as well as What It's Like. She also produced VOIDCAST, hosted by Void magazine's Matt Shaw, and the ADAPT podcast, hosted by WJCT's Brendan Rivers.