§ 101.254 When nominated names to appear in groups or districts.
Overview of Statute
When an office requires the nomination of more than one candidate, as many groups or districts shall be numerically designated as there are vacancies to be filled by nomination. Each candidate shall indicate on his or her qualifying papers the group or district in which the candidate desires his or her name to appear on the ballot. In addition, any candidate qualifying by the petition method must indicate on his or her petition prior to circulating such petition, which group or district for which the candidate is attempting to qualify.
s. 52, ch. 6469, 1913; s. 8, ch. 6874, 1915; RGS 356; CGL 413; s. 3, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 6, ch. 65-378; s. 16, ch. 77-175; s. 23, ch. 89-338; s. 563, ch. 95-147.
1. Definition for Ballot
As used in the Electronic Voting Systems Act, ballot means the card, tape, or other vehicle upon which the elector’s choices are recorded. Fla. Stat. § 101.5603(2).
2. Definition for Candidate
Any person to whom any one or more of the following applies:
Case Name: Eastmoore v. Stone
Citation: 265 So.2d 517
Case Summary: Eastmoore v. Stone held that the secretary of state was required as a ministerial duty to classify the candidate groups so as to reflect the statutory requirements. Because of this, the secretary of state was ordered to accept petitioner's qualifying papers as submitted for the upcoming election because they conformed to statutory requirements.
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 130, Primary election ballots
0050 Surveys 5; Ballot Format Requirements