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Federal Court: Florida Election Statute “Illogical, Irrational and Patently Bizarre” Orders State to Allow Correction of Mismatched Signature Ballots

Florida Northern U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker has entered another order in a case initiated by the Florida Democratic Party against the State.  In an Order Granting Preliminary Injunction, the Court found that “[i]t is illogical, irrational and patently bizarre for … Continue reading

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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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Miami-Dade Court Rejects Claim that Anti-Ballot Brokering Ordinance is Unconstitutional

A Miami-Dade county court has rejected a claim that an anti-ballot brokering ordinance is unconstitutional. In State v. Robaina, the defendant was charged with having more than two completed absentee ballots in his possession. The defendant moved to dismiss the … Continue reading

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Florida Grand Jury Urges Change in Laws to Prevent Absentee Voter Fraud

The Miami-Dade County Grand Jury has issued a final report urging changes in Florida law to prevent absentee ballot voter fraud and to expand early voting periods. Among other points the report recommends that all absentee voter signatures be witnessed by … Continue reading

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Court Strictly Construes Absentee Ballots in Florida Election Contest

In case of Addie L. Greene, et al. v. Jeff Clemens, et al . the Leon County Circuit Court recently entered a final judgment rejecting an election contest suit which was based upon the failure of the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board to … Continue reading

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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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