× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Florida / Disabled Voters Act #770338

FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.

(Miami: Orlando Salinas) The problems created by the implementation of a new voting law in Florida, that disabled voters must be able to cast secret ballots without assistance, featured; details given about the Help Americans Vote Act {HAVA}, which has sent voting officials rushing to meet the criteria for the 2004 election and may cost the state “tens of millions of dollars” and critics’ claims that Florida is unfairly being made to comply two years before the rest of the country due to a lawsuit that has been filed against the state. [Florida Secretary of State Glenda HOOD†- says that many Florida counties have already met the disabled voter criteria.] [Association of People with Disabilities Jim DICKSON†- says if you take voting rights away from disabled citizens, you will have to pay.] [Jacksonville attorney Scott MAKAR†- comments about the lawsuit.] [Disabled voter Beth BOWDEN†- says there is some dignity in casting you own ballot.]

Smith, Shepard;
Salinas, Orlando

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.