JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Patience may be a virtue, but in Florida it became a requirement for voters casting ballots last November.
"You had to wait a long time cause of so many people," said registered voter, Della McNeill.
It's why Secretary of State Ken Detzner went straight to Governor Rick Scott with changes. He wants early voting extended for up to 14 days. And he wants more places for people to vote early.
"We still saw some two hour long lines during early voting. It would help us there because we would have more additional sites for early voting," said Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Jerry Holland.
Detzner also wants word limits for constitutional amendments on the ballot. It's a change Holland says would have definitely helped during the last election.
"We had over 3,000 words of amendments and that created two page ballots, two sheets. And for some counties with multiple languages that created six sheets for voters to sift through," said Holland.
Absentee ballots would also be sent out 10 days before an election, instead of six. But Holland says these changes will come at a cost to taxpayers.
"That's more hours of working, more workers. It could add probably a couple of hundred thousand to an election," said Holland.
It's the price of progress that state lawmakers hopes cuts the time it takes to vote in Florida from hours to minutes.
Election officials expect Rick Scott to sign these changes into law some time at the end of spring.