Former Florida Elections Commission Lawyer Eric Lipman Pleads Guilty In Child Porn CaseFormer Florida Elections Commission attorney Eric Lipman faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to child-pornography charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.
Florida Elections Supervisors Say Democracy ‘Under Threat’As Republicans throughout the nation continue to refuse to acknowledge former President Donald Trump’s re-election loss to Democrat Joe Biden nearly a year ago, Florida supervisors of elections are pleading with candidates and elected officials to tamp down the rhetoric.
Florida Rejected Fewer Vote-By-Mail Ballots In November ElectionIn last November's election, only about one percent of mail-in ballots were rejected in Florida due to mismatched or missing signatures, but nearly three-quarters of those voters were able to fix the problem and have the ballot count, according to a new study.
Signature Requirements Jump For Florida Ballot InitiativesIt will be a lot harder to put proposed constitutional amendments on the 2022 ballot in Florida.
Florida Elections Supervisors Told Felons Should Cast Regular BallotsFelons who registered to vote in Florida before a major court ruling last month must be allowed to cast regular ballots --- not provisional ballots --- in Tuesday’s presidential election, the top lawyer for county supervisors of elections said Thursday.
Butt Of Election Jokes In The Past, Florida Believes Its System Is ReadyTwo decades ago, Florida was the butt of election jokes. You remember those hanging chads and butterfly ballots from the Bush-Gore circus.
Flagged Voter Lists In Florida To Include Felons With Court DebtsFlorida elections officials this week told local supervisors of elections that convicted felons with outstanding court-ordered debts will be included in lists of flagged voters who should potentially be removed from the rolls.
Federal Judge Weighs Extension Of Florida's Voter Registration Deadline After Online System CrashA federal judge has fast-tracked a lawsuit seeking to extend the period of time for Floridians to register to vote in the November presidential election, after the state’s online system repeatedly crashed in the hours leading up to a registration deadline Monday.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Says State In "Good Spot" For ElectionGovernor Ron DeSantis has backed the efforts of the state’s elections chief and county elections supervisors after President Donald Trump suggested the possibility of postponing the November general election because of his aversion to “mail-in” ballots.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Executive Order Impacts Upcoming ElectionsThe coronavirus pandemic has the governor issuing an emergency order.
Florida Elections Take Shape As Qualifying EndsAs Democrats hope to dent Republican majorities in both legislative chambers, the major parties will clash in 96 of 120 state House seats and 17 of 20 Senate contests, according to data posted by the Florida Division of Elections after the qualifying ended Friday at noon.
Lawsuit Challenges Florida's Mail-In Ballot Rules Amid Coronavirus PandemicPointing to expected voting problems this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, several groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging parts of Florida’s rules for vote-by-mail ballots.
Florida Felons' Voting Rights Case Gets Underway MondayTrial will get underway Monday in a federal lawsuit that will determine whether former felons in Florida who owe court fines and fees are eligible to vote.
Coronavirus Impact: Florida Election Supervisors Want Gov. DeSantis To Make Changes Due To PandemicFlorida election supervisors have asked Gov. Ron DeSantis for emergency measures they say will help them cope with an anticipated “significant statewide shortage” of poll workers later this year because of the novel coronavirus.
'They Voted During The Civil War. We Are Going To Vote': Gov. DeSantis On Coronavirus & The Presidential PrimaryElections officials in the four states holding presidential primaries next week, including Florida, say they have no plans to postpone voting amid widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, they are taking extraordinary steps to ensure that voters can cast ballots and keep polling places clean.