October 31st, 2008
06:30 PM ET

Naked Voting?? Uh, maybe

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/31/art.nakedvoting.jpg caption="Caliente Resorts, a clothing optional resort in Land O’ Lakes, Florida"]
Chuck Johnston
CNN National Desk

They watch the Best Political Team on television in the nude. They get their sample ballots from the mailbox in the nude.

And some nudists in Pasco County, Florida want to go the next step-they want to vote in the nude.

People living at Caliente Resorts, a clothing optional resort in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, recently met with the county supervisor of elections to see if they could get their own polling precinct for the upcoming election.

Angye Fox of the resort thinks it’s the perfect place. She says there are an estimated 12,000 nudists in Pasco County-the largest concentration of nudists in the country.

They want to become the first nude polling precinct in the United States.

“We have our freedom of choice to vote, and our freedom of choice to be nude. It would be nice to have them together,” Fox said.

The Pasco County Supervisor of Elections, Brian Corley, says that they won’t adjust the polling places for the upcoming elections, but when they redistrict in 2010 the county’s polling locations, he will take into consideration the groups suggestion. There are now 294,000 registered voters and 154 polling locations in the county.

And the secretary of state’s office says there’s nothing in the law that would stop a polling facility from allowing its voters to cast in the nude.

Filed under: 2008 Election • Raw Politics
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. rita

    Well, that's............interesting.........

    October 31, 2008 at 9:10 pm |
  2. Joanne, Syracuse, NY

    How about loin cloth donations for this year's election! Pick one up at the door. Good luck recruiting election examiners in 2009!

    October 31, 2008 at 8:59 pm |
  3. Dulcie - Denver


    It's a shame that most nudists (or naturists, as they like to be called) are people you don't *want* to see naked! But hey, if they want to vote in the nude, what the heck – give 'em a polling place and let 'em.

    October 31, 2008 at 8:35 pm |
  4. Nick

    Seems a very nice place to be. Wish I could be casting my vote from there.

    October 31, 2008 at 8:22 pm |
  5. Anthony

    Gives new meaning to the term, "polling place." ba-dum bum

    October 31, 2008 at 8:14 pm |
  6. Max

    I think if we WERE meant to be NAKED always we would have BEEN born with FUR or FEATHERS!!!!!

    October 31, 2008 at 8:09 pm |
  7. Max

    Some PEOPLE are JUST vain and CAN'T hide it????

    I think MOST look BETTER with CLOTHES on ...

    Oh my GOD.

    October 31, 2008 at 8:08 pm |
  8. Gisselle - Houston, Texas

    Oh brother 🙂

    October 31, 2008 at 8:08 pm |