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Electioneering in Little Havana (Miami, FL) - Pt 2 of 2

by Corinna Moebius
Nov 2, 2010
Jose Marti Park Gym, 434 SW SW 3 Ave - Miami, FL 33130
At Precinct # 569 in Miami, FL (the Jose Marti Park Gym, 434 SW SW 3 Ave), voters stand in a long line (note -- it goes all the way up the stairs within the building to the 2nd floor) without any Deputy present. Note the absence of any tape or line designating a boundary. As such, you'll see political signs on THE BUILDING ITSELF, and no efforts to prohibit electioneering from taking place within the 100 ft. boundary. Here, a guy sings passionately in favor of a candidate, but still there's no Deputy to be seen. Note Florida law (see http://www.ehow.com/list_6864876_florida-place-political-sign-requirements.html): Section 102.031 of the law prohibits any person--regardless of her association with a political committee or campaign--from "soliciting" for a candidate within the boundaries of the polling place itself or any less than 100 feet from an entrance. The law defines the term "solicitation" as "seeking or attempting to seek any vote, fact, opinion, or contribution; distributing or attempting to distribute any political or campaign material, leaflet, or handout." The law also establishes a means of regulating this requirement. Specifically, that "before the opening of the polling place or early voting site, the clerk or supervisor shall designate the no-solicitation zone and mark the boundaries." Do you think the folks electioneering in this and my 2nd video are really more than 100 feet from the entrance? Also, Video the Vote received a complaint from a voter at this location who said that a pollworker was advising him how to vote; when the voter complained, the pollworker said, "Then vote somewhere else!" Please note Part 1 of this video, too.