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§ 107.05 Official ballots.


The ballots shall be prepared by the Department of State and distributed by it to the county commissioners in the several counties at least 10 days prior to such election. They shall contain the substance of the proposed amendment and in alphabetical order:

(1) The names of all candidates who shall have declared in favor of the ratification of such amendment;
(2) The names of all candidates who shall have declared against the ratification of such amendment; and
(3) The names of all candidates who shall have qualified without pledging themselves either for or against the amendment.

When delegates are elected at general elections as provided in s. 107.03, such matters shall be printed on the general election ballots. In either event, in addition to the names of unpledged candidates printed on said ballots and whether there be any such names on said ballots or not, there shall be provided, under subsection (3) blank lines in equal number to the number of persons who may be elected as such delegates.


s. 5, ch. 16180, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 319(5); ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106.

Definition [General Election]

An election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in the even-numbered years, for the purpose of filling national, state, county, and district offices and for voting on constitutional amendments not otherwise provided for by law. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(16).

Definition [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).

Definition [Person]

An individual or a corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, club, organization, estate, trust, business trust, syndicate, or other combination of individuals having collective capacity. The term includes a political party, affiliated party committee, or political committee. Fla. Stat. § 106.011(14).

Definition [Election]

Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).

Definition [Candidate]

Any person to whom any one or more of the following applies:

(a) Any person who seeks to qualify for nomination or election by means of the petitioning process.
(b) Any person who seeks to qualify for election as a write-in candidate.
(c) Any person who receives contributions or makes expenditures, or gives his or her consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bringing about his or her nomination or election to, or retention in, public office.
(d) Any person who appoints a treasurer and designates a primary depository.
(e) Any person who files qualification papers and subscribes to a candidate’s oath as required by law.
This definition does not include any candidate for a political party executive committee. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(6).