An NBC 6 television news segment on the first day of early voting in Broward County appears to show an unidentified woman, possibly a campaign volunteer or staffer, depositing multiple ballots in one of the remote ballot drop boxes that the Broward Supervisor of Elections, Joe Scott, is responsible for protecting.
In the segment, a black woman wearing a purple baseball hat, a purple shirt, and wearing a mask, is seen depositing two ballots and holding a third before the camera clip cuts away. The man in the frame appears to be a Broward SOE worker tasked to protect the ballot box and ensure that ballot harvesting is not occurring.
As the woman inserts the ballots, the man appears distracted with another task and does not question the woman to who those ballots belong, or if she had more than three ballots in her possession.
How secure are ballot drop boxes? @BrowardVotes seems a little lax with the process #flpol #florida pic.twitter.com/LjzKuzuCpj
— Javier Manjarres (@JavManjarres) October 24, 2022
According to Florida Statute 104.0616, the woman is allowed to have in her possession her ballot, and the ballots of two other "immediate family" members, which would include a " person’s spouse or the parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling of the person or the person’s spouse."