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Sylvia D. Stephens
Supervisor of Elections
Jackson County, Florida
2013 Election Legislation
Voters and candidates will see some changes that will be effective next year due to the Election Reform bill (HB 7013). Some of the changes that will occur are:
- Effective January 1, 2014, voters making address changes on Election Day from one Florida county to another will no longer be required to vote a provisional ballot for counties (like Jackson) that use electronic poll registers.
- Supervisor of Elections will now have flexibility in the hours, dates and locations for Early Voting.
- Any voter who chooses to vote by mail (absentee) and forgets to sign the Voter's Certificate envelope will now have until 5:00 p.m. the day prior to Election Day to "cure" their absentee ballot by completing an affidavit. In the past, these ballots would not have been tabulated.
- Supervisor of Elections may not issue absentee ballots on Election Day unless there is an emergency to the extent that the elector will be unable to go to his or her assigned polling place.
- Supervisor of Elections can now update voter's signatures from precinct registers to use for signature verification during canvassing of absentee ballots.
- Contribution limits for county candidates will be increased from $500 to $1,000.
- Candidates who run by the petition method will no longer be required to pay the election assessment fee prior to disposition of campaign funds.
Other election related legislation that was passed (HB 569) makes changes to F.S. 106, Campaign Finance and HB 249 allows for sample ballots to be sent via e-mail.