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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
ELECTIONS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT OF CANVASSING BOARD MEETINGS AND LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING OF VOTE TABULATION EQUIPMENT

PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICE

ELECTIONS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT OF CANVASSING BOARD MEETINGS AND LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING OF VOTE TABULATION EQUIPMENT FOR EARLY VOTING AND THE GENERAL ELECTION FOR THE 2008 ELECTION CYCLE.

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PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES 102.141(2), YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT THE OFFICIAL CANVASS OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2008 GENERAL ELECTION WILL COMMENCE PROMPTLY AS FOLLOWS AT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE, COLLIER COUNTY GOVERNMENT COMPLEX, BUILDING C2, 3301 TAMIAMI TRAIL EAST, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34112:

OCTOBER 14, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.- Logic and Accuracy Test.

OCTOBER 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. - First Review of Absentee Ballots, Authorize Processing and Tabulation.

NOVEMBER 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.- Review of Absentee Ballots.

NOVEMBER 4, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.- Review of Absentee Ballots and 1st Unofficial Results.

NOVEMBER 6, 2008 at 5:05 p.m.- Review Provisional Ballots

NOVEMBER 14, 2008 at 5:05 p.m.- REVIEW OF MILITARY AND OVERSEAS BALLOTS, Official Certification, Conduct of Election Report and Selection of Precinct and Race for the Manual Audit.

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.- Manual Audit of the Election.

IF ANY ELECTOR OR CANDIDATE PRESENT AT THE CANVASS OF THE ABSENTEES BELIEVES ANY BALLOT IS ILLEGAL DUE TO ANY DEFECT APPARENT ON THE VOTER’S CERTIFICATE, HE MAY FILE A PROTEST AGAINST THE CANVASS OF SUCH ABSENTEE BALLOT ANY TIME BEFORE THE BALLOT IS REMOVED FROM THE OUTER RETURN ENVELOPE. 

ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL A DECISION OF THIS BOARD WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS PERTAINING THERETO, AND THEREFORE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

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THE LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST OF THE VOTE TABULATION EQUIPMENT FOR EARLY VOTING (101.657(d) F.S.), STARTING ON OCTOBER 20, 2008 THROUGH NOVEMBER 1, 2008 AND THE GENERAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008, WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008 AT 10:00 AM IN THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, AT THE COLLIER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, BUILDING C2, 3301 TAMIAMI TRAIL EAST, NAPLES, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL THE DECISION OF THIS TEST WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS PERTAINING THERETO, AND THEREFORE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

IF YOU NEED SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS IN ORDER TO ATTEND THESE MEETINGS BECAUSE OF DISABILITY, PLEASE NOTIFY THIS OFFICE AT (239) 252-8450.

JENNIFER J. EDWARDS, SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS, COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Printed bilingually to comply with Federal Law 42 U.S.C. 1973aa

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Jennifer J. Edwards ~ Collier County Supervisor of Elections
Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building ~ Collier Government Complex ~ 3295 Tamiami Trl E ~ Naples FL 34112-5758

Phone: (239) 252-VOTE ~ Fax: (239) 774-9468
Email: SupervisorOfElections@CollierGov.net