Sunday, February 22, 2009

Florida - Legislation Aims To Take Politics Out Of Elections

Legislation Aims To Take Politics Out Of Elections:

TAMPA - Election chiefs in Florida walk a fine line between politics and the oath of office.

On one hand, the state's supervisors of elections take a constitutional pledge to remain impartial when it comes to running local elections and overseeing voter registration.

On the other, like county commissioners, tax collectors and property appraisers, they run for the office under a partisan banner, and often depend upon support from major parties to help bankroll their campaigns and gain face and name recognition with the electorate.

It's a dichotomy that some state lawmakers want to eliminate.

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