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HB 6009 — Write-In Candidate Qualifying Date

by Rep. Geller and others (SB 582 by Senator Rader)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Ethics and Elections Committee (EE)

The bill codifies the 2016 Florida Supreme Court decision in Brinkmann v. Francois, 184 So.3d 504 (Fla. 2016); it repeals the statute that requires a write-in candidate to reside in the district that he or she seeks to represent at the time of qualifying.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 35-3; House 114-0