Florida early voting starts Saturday, with wide variations in hours across the state

October 23, 2012, Written by: Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau – TALLAHASSEE — Early voting in Florida begins Saturday, nearly a week later than past years — and with wide variations in hours from county to county. The majority of voters will have access to the maximum possible hours of 96, spread over eight straight 12-hour days. That’s because supervisors of elections in all large counties chose that schedule, seeking to maximize turnout and reduce chances of long lines on Election Day and confusion from the change in early voting days.