Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 000687
    

File Number: 000687 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-296-00 Control: County Commission
File Name: BALLOTS IN CREOLE IN HOMESTEAD & FLORIDA CITY Introduced: 3/14/2000
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/23/2000
Agenda Date: 3/21/2000 Agenda Item Number: 7J2A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS TO IDENTIFY PRECINCTS IN HOMESTEAD AND FLORIDA CITY THAT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT HAITIAN POPULATION AND UPON THE FINDING HAVE BALLOTS PREPARED IN CREOLE FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Indexes: ELECTIONS
  PRECINCTS
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas Millan, Co-Sponsor
  Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, 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

Board of County Commissioners 3/21/2000 7J2A Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Moss stated, for the record, he had requested the Director of Elections to identify the voting precincts in the south Miami-Dade area in which members of the Haitian community were living, and he noted the Director of Elections would then move forward with Creole ballots and publications. Commissioners Diaz de la Portilla, Seijas Millan, Rolle, and Sorenson stated they would like to cosponsor the foregoing resolution. The foregoing item was adopted on March 23, 2000.

County Attorney 3/14/2000 Assigned William X. Candela

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS TO IDENTIFY PRECINCTS IN HOMESTEAD AND FLORIDA CITY THAT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT HAITIAN POPULATION AND UPON THE FINDING HAVE BALLOTS PREPARED IN CREOLE FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS

BODY
WHEREAS, in the last several years there has been a significant increase in the Haitian American population in South Dade, particularly in the Homestead and Florida City area; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County's Ordinance 99-160 provides for ballots to be published in Creole for precincts where a significant number of Haitian-American voters are registered as determined by the Supervisor of Elections; and
WHEREAS, Haitian-Americans often read community newspapers printed in their native language,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Supervisor of Elections is directed to identify precincts in Homestead and Florida City that have significant Haitian population and create ballots in Creole for electors at those precincts. Additionally, the Supervisor of Elections shall publish sample ballots in Creole in community newspapers servicing those identified precincts.




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