Monthly Archives: January 2012

Challenges to Absentee Ballot Voter’s Certificate

The outside of an absentee ballot envelope must contain a statutorily mandated statement called a voter certificate.  The voter certificate must be signed by the voter with a signature which matches the signature on file at the supervisor’s office.  The … Continue reading

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Voter Challenges at the Polls

Any voter or poll watcher with sufficient basis can challenge the right of any other voter to cast a ballot.  Anyone wishing to challenge a voter at the polling place during early voting or on election day must submit an … Continue reading

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Public Inspection of Ballots

The Florida Public Records Law (F.S. 119.07(5) ) and Election Code (F.S.101.572) treat ballots as public records subject to public inspection and examination upon request.  Any member of the public is entitled to inspect any or all of the ballots, … Continue reading

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Voting System Audits

After the certification of all elections, the local canvassing board is required to immediately conduct a manual audit of the voting systems for one randomly selected race in at least 1% but no more than 2% of randomly selected precincts.  … Continue reading

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Election Contests

An election contest is a lawsuit which challenges the certification of the outcome of an election.The statute which addresses election contests is F.S.102.168.An election contest is not available to challenge Florida House or Senate races.  These races are solely within … Continue reading

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Election Recounts

Recounts of ballots are triggered in two instances: If the first ballot count reflects that a candidate was defeated or ballot measure approved or rejected by ½ of 1% or less of the votes cast, a machine recount of all … Continue reading

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