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Updated: 11/02/2013 08:00:01AM

Turnout doesn’t hamper enthusiasm

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


(From left) Ruthann Eaddy, Joe Clark and Marti Karen, panelists who headed up the forum on single member voting districts, listen as an audience member speaks.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Becky Wynkoop, of Lake Wales, was one of only nine or 10 people to attend the forum promoting a signature drive to get the county to change from countywide voting to single member district voting.

By STEVE STEINER

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Turnout was sparse at a forum held Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Southwest Recreation Complex in Winter Haven.

Sponsored by the Florida Bipartisans Civic Affairs Group and moderated by Robert Connors, three panelists from Polk Citizens for Single Member Districts: Joe Clark, Marti Karen and Ruthann Eaddy, have an effort underway that began earlier this year. Their stated goal is to get placed on the November 2014 ballot a charter amendment that will alter the way Polk County Commissioners are elected. They have until June of 2014.

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