Category Archives: Voting System Audits

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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U.S. Election Assistance Commission Has No Commissioners

The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was created by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) in 2002.  The commission is tasked by law to assist states in complying with the requirements of  HAVA . The EAC is also responsible for … 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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