Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 122465
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File Number: 122465 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: ABSENTEE BALLOTS DROP-OFF & PICK-UP SUNDAY & MONDAY Introduced: 12/14/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 7
Notes: SEE 130325 Title: ORDINANCE REQUIRING SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO ALLOW REGISTERED ELECTORS TO PICK UP AND RETURN ABSENTEE BALLOTS ON THE SUNDAY AND MONDAY PRIOR TO ANY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; CREATING SECTION 12-14.1 OF THE CODE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Economic Development & Port Miami Committee 2/14/2013 1F1 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 1F1 Amended; Legislative File No. 130325.

Board of County Commissioners 1/23/2013 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Economic Development & Port Miami Committee 2/14/2013

Board of County Commissioners 1/23/2013 4C Adopted on first reading 2/14/2013 P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for a public hearing before the Economic Development and Port of Miami Committee on Thursday, February14, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

County Attorney 12/14/2012 Referred Economic Development & Port Miami Committee 2/14/2013

County Attorney 12/14/2012 Assigned Oren Rosenthal 12/18/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE REQUIRING SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO ALLOW REGISTERED ELECTORS TO PICK UP AND RETURN ABSENTEE BALLOTS ON THE SUNDAY AND MONDAY PRIOR TO ANY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; CREATING SECTION 12-14.1 OF THE CODE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 12-14.1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby created to read as follows in its entirety:
Sec. 12-14.1. Availability of Absentee Ballots for Presidential Elections.

To the extent otherwise permitted by and consistent with the requirements Florida law, the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections shall afford registered electors the opportunity to pick up and return absentee ballots on the Sunday and Monday immediately preceding the Election Day of a Presidential Election. The Supervisor of Elections shall designate locations in Miami-Dade County for electors to pick up or return absentee ballots and shall establish the hours available for such purpose. The Board of County Commissioners may, by resolution or motion, direct the Supervisor of Elections to provide additional locations or hours as may be needed to provide voting opportunities to County electors.

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.



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