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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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53,000 Dead People Registered to Vote in Florida

First came the news that thousands of non-U.S. citizens are registered to vote in Florida.  Now comes the story that approximately 53,000 dead people are listed as registered voters in the state.  Under a law recently passed by the legislature, state officials were … 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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Update: 2,676 Non-U.S.citizens are registered to vote in Florida

 As reported in this blog post, the Florida Division of Elections has begun an investigation of non-citizens who are registered to vote.  The initial review indicated that 1,251 non-U.S. citizens are registered to vote in Florida.  The latest number is … 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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