Last November,in an “open letter”, Broward GOP chairman Richard DeNapoli asked Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to add additional early voting sites in eastern Broward county. Previous early voting sites were deemed unacceptable due to space constraints. Unfortunately, the majority of these sites were used by Broward Republican voters.
DeNapoli wrote: “After reviewing this document it appears there would be no early voting locations in the current State Senate, District 25 represented by State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff or in the current State House, District 91 represented by State Representative George Moraitis. The Republican Party of Broward County is respectfully requesting that early voting sites be placed in the geographical area currently represented by these districts. This geographical area corresponds largely to those areas in Broward County represented by elected Republican officeholders.”
Ms. Snipes has responded to DeNapoli. According to DeNapoli,
“Dr. Snipes agreed to reinstate one of our recommended locations – the Pompano Beach City Hall – as an early voting site. She stated in her letter the following:
‘Since the receipt of your open letter, I have negotiated a location for the 17th early voting site. That site is the Pompano Beach City Hall. Also included in this correspondence is a flyer which lists all early voting sites for 2012 election cycle.'”
This is a clear victory for Broward Republicans. Eastern Broward is the heart of Broward GOP votes. This additional site will greatly enhance the prospects of Republican candidates in Lighthouse Point and Fort Lauderdale; Both cities hold municipal elections on January 31, 2012.
Mr. DeNapoli tells RED BROWARD this outcome would not have been possible without the hard work of the Broward GOP board and its membership: “I really must thank everyone who contacted the Supervisor’s office regarding this matter; They made it clear this was a top priority for Broward voters.”
Brenda Snipes is running for re-election in 2012.