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In Fla., not every precinct is created equally

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- When it comes to voting in Florida, not every polling place is created equally.

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An Associated Press review of elections data shows a wide range in the size of polling places.

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Some Florida polling places have more than 8,000 registered voters assigned to them while others are only an eighth of that size.
    
The result can be a wide variation in how many voting booths and scanners are available to voters in their given precinct. That can create unequal opportunities for voters, based on where they live, if there are long lines like the ones Florida voters experienced on Election Day last week.
    
Unlike some other states, Florida lacks a statewide standard for the ratio of voters to voting stations or voters to ballot scanners.

Associated Press

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