(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.