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Unopposed local constitutional officers to return nearly $900,000 in contributions

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The collecting began last year, and the contributions flowed into Tampa Bay incumbent constitutional officers focused winning this fall’s elections and keeping their jobs for four more years. By last week, when qualifying ended, nearly a dozen had raked in close to $900,000, ready to wage war with challengers to their positions as sheriffs, tax collectors, clerks of the circuit court, supervisors of elections and school superintendents. Turns out they don’t need that cash at all. Nine constitutional officers in…

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As the deadline to register to vote looms, millions of Floridians begin casting ballots

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There may be a month until Florida’s presidential preference primary, but thousands of Sunshine State voters are already casting their ballots. Elections offices across the state have sent about 1.8 million absentee, or vote by mail, ballots this election cycle. About 47 percent of those ballots went to registered Republicans; while 40 percent were sent to registered Democrats. The remainder of those ballots were sent to voters who weren’t registered with a major party. “There is a definitive buzz,” said…

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Over 28K overseas ballots sent as registration deadline nears for March presidential primary

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There’s still more than a month before the Florida primary, but some voters are already casting their ballots. Elections officials have already mailed 28,862 ballots to military and civilian voters living overseas. The deadline to get those ballots in the mail was Saturday. The next round of vote-by-mail ballots are scheduled to go out Tuesday — the same day as the New Hampshire primary. Thousands of ballots are expected to be mailed to Florida voters living stateside in advance of…

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Pasco SOE Brian Corley to discuss 2016 election in D.C. forum

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Brian Corley, Pasco County’s Supervisor of Elections and the current president of the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections, is going to Washington — but just for a day. Corley will participate in the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) roundtable “Preparing for the 2016 Election Cycle in Battleground Jurisdictions: Best Practices and Lessons Learned” this Wednesday. “To be identified as someone with expertise and valuable input is an honor,” Corley said in a statement. “I look forward to representing Florida and…

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