Activists wanted early voting at Edward Waters College and the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. And now they’ve got it.
Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan confirmed such in an email to Jacksonville City Council members Monday, noting that “sites will be open to all eligible registered Duval County voters. These two additional sites will provide Duval County voters access to 20 Early Voting locations.”
“Funding for the two additional Early Voting sites will be absorbed within my currently requested budget,” Hogan noted.
This made a piece of legislation — a proposal by Councilman Garrett Dennis to allocate $30,000 to expand early voting sites to Edward Waters College and the University of North Florida — “unnecessary,” per Hogan.
Florida Atlantic University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of South Florida are all slated to host early voting before Election Day this year.
Dennis moved to withdraw the bill, noting an email from Hogan committing to open the sites.