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Scott voting Tuesday in Naples hometown

Gov. Rick Scott will cast his Republican primary ballot Tuesday at the St. Ann Jubilee Center in his hometown of Naples in Collier County. That's a bit of a switch: the governor had switched his voter registration from Naples to Tallahassee last July, and cast his presidential preference primary ballot last January in the capital city, not far from the Governor's Mansion that he now calls home.

Scott's official schedule says he'll vote between 7 and 8 a.m. at the Naples location. Will he tell reporters how he voted? (He was mum on his choice for president last January).

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho said his office's records show that Scott switched his registration back to Collier last April.

Ironically, Scott could cast a ballot Tuesday and update his address for voting purposes in Collier County without worrying about having to cast a provisional ballot. That's because Collier is one of five so-called Section 5 counties in Florida for voting purposes. Any changes to voting procedures in Collier have to be pre-cleared by the U.S. government or by the federal courts before they can go into effect, and that pre-clearance process has not yet been completed.

-- Steve Bousquet

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