Secretary Of State Ken Detzner

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Florida: Hold 2015 Special Election For Congress

Florida’s top election official is recommending that the state hold special elections for Congress next year, even though that may violate federal law.

08/16/2014

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Detzner: No Special Congressional Elections Until 2015

Proposed special elections in the seven congressional districts redrawn by the Legislature earlier this week would have to wait until at least spring of next year, Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s office said in a court filing Friday.

08/15/2014

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Judge Conducts “Socratic Dialogue’ Over Blind Trusts Lawsuit

A Leon County judge on Thursday questioned attorneys on both sides of a case challenging a 2013 law that allows Florida elected officials to use so-called “blind trusts” to shield their financial assets.

06/19/2014

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Senate Committee Moves Voting Bill Forward

A Senate committee Monday moved forward with a bill that would allow online voter registration in Florida and put new restrictions on drop-off locations for absentee ballots.

03/10/2014

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Florida Among States Looking To Tighten Voting Rules

Critics have said Florida has had its share of voting issues in the past, now the state is among many with lawmakers looking to create a better reputation.

09/28/2013

"I voted" stickers are seen on June 5, 2012 at the town hall polling station in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, during voting for current Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Report: Florida Set To Resume Voter Purge

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to restart a purge of “noncitizens” on Florida’s voter rolls, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–08/05/2013

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Election Day Voting Off To Relatively Smooth Start In State

Election Day voting got off to a relatively smooth start in Florida.

Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner said voting stations for all of the state’s 6,000 precincts opened on time and his department has heard of only minor problems.

CBS4–11/06/2012

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Some Counties Planning On Even Fewer Hours Of Early Voting

More than 30 counties in the state of Florida will not hold the maximum amount of early voting hours, according to Secretary of State Kent Detzner. But, those counties not taking part in full voting hours will not include Broward, Palm Beach, or Miami-Dade.

CBS Miami–09/19/2012

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State Elections Director Abruptly Resigns

One of the top officials involved in the Florida GOP’s purging of voters ahead of the presidential election in November has resigned just weeks before the state’s primary.

CBS Miami–07/31/2012

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ACLU-Backed Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Voter Roll Purge

A coalition of citizens and a Hispanic advocacy group, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed a federal suit to stop Governor Rick Scott’s purging of “non-citizens” from the voter rolls.

CBS4–06/09/2012

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