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With new law, voting in Florida’s elections will start week of July 4!

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Tucked into HB 131, the wide-ranging election reform legislation which, among other things, regulates online political advertising, as well as the electioneering activities of ‘527’s’, is a provision that moves up the date of when each county’s Supervisor of Elections is required to mail ballots to “early voters,” such as military and overseas voters.  Currently, the law requires Supervisors of Elections to mail ballots no later than 35 days before an election.  HB 131 changes that requirement to “no later than…

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With new law, voting in Florida’s elections will start week of July 4!

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Tucked into HB 131 (which I track using LobbyTools), the wide-ranging election reform legislation which would, among other things, clarify political advertising on the internet and regulate the electioneering activities of ‘527’s’, is a provision which would move up the date of when each county’s Supervisor of Elections would be required to mail out ballots to “early voters”, such as military and overseas voters.  Currently, the law requires Supervisors of Elections to mail ballots no later than 35 days before…

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With new law, voting in Florida’s elections will start week of July 4!

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Tucked into HB 131 (which I track using LobbyTools), the wide-ranging election reform legislation which would, among other things, clarify political advertising on the Internet and regulate the electioneering activities of ‘527’s’, is a provision which would move up the date of when each county’s Supervisor of Elections would be required to mail out ballots to “early voters,” such as military and overseas voters. Currently, the law requires Supervisors of Elections to mail ballots no later than 35 days before…

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Bill Foster says he’s a ‘progressive’ leader as ballots for early voters arrive in mailboxes

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The Pinellas Supervisor of Elections got its act together — what would Deborah Clark do without John Buckmaster? — and mailed out the ballots to so-called early voters for the St. Petersburg Municipal Elections. The ballots are usually followed by the direct mail of candidates smart enough to track these early voters. But in a race in which 55,000 ballots were mailed to early voters, I cannot see the value in spending almost $30K to sending each prospective voter a…

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Exclusive: 1 in 3 voters expected to vote by mail, according to SP voter survey

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The Times isn’t the only source with for exclusive polling information. I’ve obtained a copy of a comprehensive voter survey of 400 registered St. Petersburg voters. I’ll be sharing the results of this survey throughout the week. According to a survey of 400 registered voters in the City Council districts with an active race, almost 36% of respondents said they intended to vote by mail, a number that would represent a record number of early voters.

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