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Recent Legislative Changes
Recent election law changes in local and state government.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 7013 into law on May 21, 2013. This law changes the Primary Election date two weeks closer to the General Election and applies the 100-feet solicitation restriction to the office of the Supervisor of Elections where vote by mail ballots are requested and printed on demand, among other things.
This became law on January 1, 2014.
Gov. Scott signed House Bill 569 into law on May 1, 2013. This law increases the frequency of campaign finance reports and increases the contribution limit for candidates filing with the Elections Department to $1,000 to name a few.
This became law on November 1, 2013.
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance 13-05 on January 23, 2013, amending Section 12-14 of the Miami-Dade County Code pertaining to paid campaign workers participating in vote by mail ballot activities.
In accordance with Chapter 12, Section 12-14.1 of the Miami-Dade County Code, candidates running for the Offices of Miami-Dade County, Mayor, Commissioner, Property Appraiser, Clerk of the Circuit Courts and Community Council must now file a separate campaign report to disclose the names of paid campaign workers engaged in vote by mail ballot activities.
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance 11-93 on December 6, 2011, amending Section 12-14 of the Miami-Dade County Code pertaining to vote by mail ballot handling. This amendment added penalties for picking up and/or returning vote by mail ballots if not authorized to do so as a designee.
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance 11-87 , adopted on November 13, 2011, amending Sections 12-17 and 12-21 of the Code of Miami-Dade County regarding the filing of campaign finance reports. The original signed hardcopies are no longer required.
Candidate Qualifying Handbook
Read about state law and other regulations candidates must follow.
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