Tag: write-in candidates

Peter SchorschJuly 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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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