Early voting continues in Miami-Dade for a countywide special election in which voters are being asked to fund an overhaul of the Jackson Health System. Monday afternoon, the CEO of Jackson Health System cast his ballot.
Incomplete details about a Miami Beach convention center plan led to a state appeals court ruling out a planned voter referendum for the $1 billion renovation.
Sergio Robaina, the uncle of former Mayor Julio Robaina, will accept probation and plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of illegally possessed absentee ballots, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
A nearly unanimous Miami-Dade County Commission will send an initiative to Miami-Dade County voters in a special election to fund an $830 million overhaul of the Jackson Health System, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
A Miami judge has banned Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones from seeking a third term in office.
In an attempt to remedy the voting problems that plagued the state in 2012, the Florida House passed an elections overhaul bill by an overwhelming margin Tuesday.
Elections supervisors who testified before the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday said in the future less wordy constitutional amendment proposals and more flexibility in setting early voting days and sites would help eliminate some of the problems they had during the November 2012 election.
A special team formed by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner to investigate the problems in last month’s election met Tuesday afternoon in Miami-Dade with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.
Twelve years after Florida’s presidential election debacle which made the term “hanging chad” a common household term, some argue that we haven’t come very far.
Much of the lengthy ballot in Florida was due to multiple state constitutional amendments that each required at least 60 percent support from voters to become law. The high threshold makes it nearly impossible for most initiatives to pass.