JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Congresswoman Corrine Brown is a passionate politician and outspoken on a number of issues. And she wants voters walking into the polls to know exactly where she stands. Over the course of early voting, it wasn't hard to spot her staffers handing out "Corrine's Quick-Picks." From the presidency to all 11 amendments, the filled out ballot lays out exactly how the Congresswoman wants you to vote.
"Well, we've had quite a few complaints from some of the voters," said Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Jerry Holland.
Holland says the literature is legal as long as it's passed out at least 100 feet from the polling site. Action News has learned the elections office fielded upwards of 30 complaints saying that's not the case.
Normally we only have one poll worker deputy and that person will go from inside to outside. Because people kept encroaching on it we had to put out two poll worker deputies so one was always outside to make sure they remained outside the 100 foot," said Holland.
We took those complaints straight to the Congresswoman. When asked if she told her staffers and volunteers to hand out her "quick picks" inside the 100 foot perimeter she said, "Oh goodness no. Not only that, I'm monitoring them to make sure they're not... I want everything strict and to the law. Period. And I want everybody involved to do the same thing."
Holland tells Action News that no other candidate has had similar complaints called in over the course of early voting. "Corrine's Quick-Picks" is nothing new. The Congresswoman has been distributing the material during the last few election cycles.