Panel Drops Charges Against Former Broward Elections Supervisor

The move comes more than four years after she was accused of neglecting her duties during a botched primary.

Oliphant lost her job because of problems with the 2002 primary. During the primary 23 polls failed to open by 7 a.m. and 32 polls failed to heed an executive order from the governor's office to stay open past seven p-m so voters could cast a ballot in the problem-plagued election.

The commission had initially voted to fine Oliphant $55,000, then reduced that to $10,000. In November, the panel took a procedural vote that meant no fine would be imposed.

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