There’s one less excuse for not voting in the coming elections. The absentee ballots won’t require postage. Broward Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes has agreed to send absentee ballots postage-paid, after county commissioners made the request in hopes it would increase voter turnout. Snipes also has agreed to seek a Florida Bar ethics decision about whether she should continue allowing her office’s contract attorney to contribute to or participate in political campaigns on the side.
Snipes made the decisions after meeting for three hours Wednesday with Broward Commissioner Mark Bogen, who had challenged Snipes at a recent budget workshop.
County commissioners can’t tell Snipes how to run her office; she’s a countywide elected official. But they can ask. The county announced the detente Thursday in a “joint statement” from Bogen and Snipes.
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