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NEWS RELEASE: Collier County Supervisor of Elections to Modify General Election Ballot Layout and Reduce Page Count from Four to Three

FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE

September 05, 2012

For more information contact:

April Donahue 
Communications/Election Worker Coordinator
Supervisor of Elections Office
(239) 252-8052

Florida Division of Elections authorizes minor deviation
enabling Collier County to improve the voting process

Collier County, FL-September 5, 2012: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections, in an effort to reduce the number of pages printed for the 2012 General Election ballot, recently submitted a request to the Florida Division of Elections for a minor deviation to the ballot layout rule. The adjustment, which was approved by the Division on August 27th, will allow voters in Collier County to vote on a three-sheet ballot with content on six sides, rather than a four-sheet ballot with content on seven sides.

The Elections Office will move the countywide School Board referendum ahead of the eleven state constitutional amendments. The School Board question will appear on the back side of the first ballot sheet and the amendments will fill the remaining ballot sheets.

"We are very pleased the state has allowed us to make a change to the ballot layout," said Jennifer Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections. "The reduction in page count will ease the voting process, as well as save on printing costs."

The 2012 General Election is November 6th. Voters will be able to view a sample ballot for their precinct as of October 9th from Collier County\'s "My Sample Ballot" web page.

For more information on Collier County Elections, visit www.CollierVotes.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections office at (239) 252-8450.

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