Tag: write-in loophole
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Drew WilsonAugust 13, 2018
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4min7
The Hillsborough County LGBTA Democratic Caucus announced over the weekend that it was endorsing attorney Karen Skyers in the crowded Democratic primary to fill Tampa-based House District 61, which is open due to current Rep. Sean Shaw’s Attorney General bid. “We are proud to support your efforts toward full equality for LGBTA Floridians and look […]

Jim RosicaMarch 19, 2018
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5min14
A plan to close what’s known as Florida’s “write-in loophole” won a preliminary OK from the Constitution Revision Commission on Monday. Commissioners voted 21-12 to send the proposal (P11) to the body’s Style and Drafting Committee for preparation as a ballot question. The proposal would still face a final vote afterward. Commissioner Sherry Plymale, who filed the measure, said the […]

Jim RosicaOctober 4, 2017
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4min4
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 […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 14, 2016
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Former Jacksonville mayoral Chief of Staff Chris Hand is a believer in representative democracy. Concomitant with those beliefs, a belief in reform, which he outlined this week in the Orlando Sentinel. The entire piece is worth a read, as Hand outlines problems with elections in the Sunshine State in 2016 … and potential solutions. One issue that bedevils […]


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