Tag: write-in candidates

Peter SchorschJuly 19, 2018
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Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg told Florida Politics on Thursday he is filing elections and ethics complaints against several of what he calls “sham write-in candidates.” Aronberg said he is pursuing the following write-ins: — Barbara Hulse Brooke, running for Walton County Commission District 4. — Joseph Patrick Hoffman, running for 20th Judicial Circuit State […]

Drew WilsonMarch 11, 2018
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A bill that would allow write-in candidates to run for districts they do not live in cleared the Legislature in the closing days of Session and is now ready for a signature from Gov. Rick Scott. HB 6009, sponsored by Dania Beach Democratic Rep. Joe Geller, fixes some inconsistencies in the law when it comes […]

Jim RosicaOctober 4, 2017
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4min540
A Constitution Revision Commission committee on Wednesday began considering whether to change Florida’s primary election system, including buttoning up what’s known as the “write-in loophole.” That allows a write-in candidate to close a primary. The commission’s Ethics and Elections Committee heard from advocates and some of the state’s elections supervisors, but took no action. Here’s how […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 4, 2016
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The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional a state law requiring write-in candidates to live in the districts they’re running for when they qualify. The court ruled unanimously in Brinkmann v. Francois (Case No. SC14-1899), though Justices Charles Canady and Ricky Polston “concur(red) in result” only. The case involved a 2014 Broward County […]

Phil AmmannApril 2, 2015
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The Florida Supreme Court takes up one legal issue that arose from the 2014 elections, when they hear arguments next week about residency requirements for write-in candidates. In a case emerging from a Broward County Commission race, justices will determine whether write-in candidates on the ballot should “close” party primaries. Tyron Francois, a write-in candidate, submitted […]


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