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Voting & Elections 11.10.2018

Common Cause & League of Women Voters Call for Gov. Scott to Recuse Himself from Florida Recount

Today, Common Cause Florida and the League of Women Voters of Florida called on Gov. Rick Scott to immediately remove himself from any role in the recount of the 2018 Florida General Election.  The letter urges Gov. Scott to recognize the clear conflict of interest in overseeing the recount of his own race for the U.S. Senate and recuse himself from any related role or warns that the groups will be forced to immediately seek a formal emergency remedy from the courts.

10.29.2018

Detailed information about the implementation of Secretary Detzner’s order needed following Hurricane Michael.

Common Cause Florida, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU of Florida, ACLU, and Advancement Project national office write to express our continued concern about the lack of accurate and accessible information on how Florida voters can participate in the November 2018 election.

10.20.2018

Civil Rights Groups Issue Notice Letter to Florida State Election Officials to Ensure Displaced Voters Have Access to the Ballot Ahead of Midterm Elections

The petition for writ of quo warranto against Governor Rick Scott is hereby granted.

"The petition for writ of quo warranto against Governor Rick Scott is hereby granted. The governor who is elected in the November 2018 general election has the sole authority to fill the vacancies that will be created by the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara J. Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy A. Quince, provided the justices do not leave prior to the expiration of their terms at midnight between January 7 and January 8, 2019, and provided that the governor takes office immediately upon the beginning of his term."

Voting & Elections 10.10.2018

As Hurricane Michael and Voter Registration Deadline Loomed, Democracy Advocates Sued to Extend Registration Deadline

As Hurricane Michael barreled toward Florida’s panhandle region and voters were experiencing intermittent problems with the state’s online voting registration, Common Cause Florida, New Florida Majority Education Fund and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund were plaintiffs in a complaint for emergency injunctive and declaratory relief.

11.6.2017

Gov. Scott Should Help Ensure a Fair and Accurate Census Count

Today, 31 national and local nonprofit organizations sent Governor Rick Scott a letter urging the state of Florida participate in the Local Update Census Address program in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. This program aims at connecting officials in state, local and tribal council governments to the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure every person is counted in the 2020 census.

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