For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2013

Media Contact:
Olga Vega

Final vote on ordinance pertaining to campaign workers who handle absentee ballots

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
At tomorrow’s Board of County Commission meeting, Miami-Dade County Commissioners will take a final vote on an ordinance sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz that requires candidates running for a County or Municipal office to identify paid and unpaid volunteers, who take part in absentee ballot campaign activities.

The ordinance requires a candidate to file an electronic report, concurrently with the mandatory financial reports, identifying campaign workers and volunteers whether directly or indirectly employed by the campaign; who take part in absentee ballot related campaign activities. The form will be created by the Supervisor of Elections and will carry penalties of up to $5,000.00 for failure to report. Additionally, the fine cannot be paid as a campaign expense but must come from the candidate’s personal funds.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Diaz’s office at 305-599-1200.


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