Category Archives: Ballot recounts

Election Law Issues May Come Into Play in Florida in 2016

Florida election law could once again take center stage in the days following the 2016 election. With that possibility in mind, let’s examine several issues that may come into play this year on the state and local level.  Voter Challenges … Continue reading

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Timely Issues in Florida Election Law: Topic 4 – Recounts

                                                                                                                                                            Given the projections for a close presidential race, Florida election law could once again take center stage in the days leading up to and following the election. With that possibility in mind, I will summarize in a series several … Continue reading

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Concerns Over Limited Ballot Audits in Florida

In Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections, et al. v. Kurt Browning, et al., the Florida Supreme Court held that a home rule county could require post-election ballot audits under a county charter provision.  As a result of the Sarasota Alliance … 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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