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					                                 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
                            Hillsborough County Canvassing Board
The Hillsborough County Canvassing Board will meet on the following dates to canvass and process
absentee ballots, canvass and process provisional ballots, canvass election returns, certify election
results and receive queries from the public for the August 26, 2008 Primary Election. The meetings
will take place at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, Robert L. Gilder Elections
Service Center located at 2514 North Falkenburg Road, Tampa, Florida. The meetings are open to
the public.

August 20, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. – The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass absentee ballots and
receive queries from the public about the absentee ballots for the August 26, 2008 Primary Election.
All absentee ballots received for this election prior to and on August 19, 2008, will be canvassed at
11:00 a.m. Any member of the public who wishes to examine these ballots should be present no
later than 11:00 a.m. The ballots will be processed immediately after the canvass of the ballots;
however, they will not be counted until 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008.

August 21, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. – The Canvassing Board will meet to process absentee ballots received
for this election prior to and on August 19, 2008. Any member of the public who wishes to examine
these ballots should be present no later than 9:00 a.m. These ballots will be processed on August 21,
2008; however, they will not be counted until 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008.

August 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. - The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass and process the absentee
ballots received for this election prior to August 22, 2008. Any member of the public who wishes to
examine these ballots should be present no later than 2:00 p.m. These ballots will be opened and
processed; however, they will not be counted until 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008.

August 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. – The Canvassing Board will meet to process absentee ballots received
for this election prior to and on August 21, 2008. Any member of the public who wishes to examine
these ballots should be present no later than 9:00 a.m. These ballots will be processed on August 23,
2008; however, they will not be counted until 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008.

August 25, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. - The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass and process the absentee
ballots received for this election prior to and on August 25, 2008. Any member of the public who
wishes to examine these ballots should be present no later than 3:00 p.m. These ballots will be
opened and processed; however, they will not be counted until 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008.

August 26, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. - The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass absentee ballots received
subsequent to the last Canvassing Board meeting on August 25, 2008. Any member of the public
who wishes to examine these absentee ballots should be present no later than 3:00 p.m. Processing
of these absentee ballots will begin immediately after they are canvassed; however, they will not be
counted until 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2008

August 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. – The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass all remaining absentee
ballots received subsequent to the last Canvassing Board meeting. Any member of the public who
wishes to examine these ballots should be present no later than 7:00 p.m. The Canvassing Board
will then begin the tabulation for all ballots for the 2008 Primary Election.

August 28, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. - The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass and process the
provisional ballots cast for this election. Any member of public who wishes to examine these ballots
should be present no later than 4:00 p.m. Processing of these ballots will begin immediately after
they are canvassed. At the completion of the provisional ballot canvass and processing, the
Canvassing Board will meet to certify the unofficial results of the Primary Election.
September 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. - The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass and process overseas
absentee ballots received. Any member of the public who wishes to examine these ballots should be
present no later than 2:00 p.m. Processing of these ballots will begin immediately after they are
canvassed.

The Canvassing Board may need to reconvene at times or dates other than those specified above. If
so, the date and time will be posted at the main office of the Supervisor of Elections located on the
16th floor of the County Center at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa, at the Elections Service Center,
in the lobby of the Hillsborough County Courthouse and on the Supervisor of Elections website at
www.votehillsborough.org.

If any elector or candidate present at the above meetings believes that any absentee ballot is illegal
due to any defect apparent on the Voter's Certificate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is
removed from the envelope, file with the Canvassing Board a protest against the canvass of such
ballot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he or she believes such ballot to be illegal.
No challenge based upon any defect in the Voter's Certificate shall be accepted after the ballot has
been removed from the mailing envelope.

NOTE: Persons are advised that if they wish to appeal any decision made by the Canvassing Board
during the canvass of absentee ballots, provisional ballots, or the logic and accuracy tests, they will
need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based, per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes.

                                                  /s/
                                           Buddy Johnson
                                        Supervisor of Elections
                                    Hillsborough County, Florida

				
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