Florida elections, 2013

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1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Florida
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References


Florida election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
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2013 elections

Special elections

There are several special elections scheduled for the state of Florida in 2013.

Elections by type

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2013.

State House District 36

Rep. Mike Fasano (R) resigned on August 15, 2013, following his appointment as Pasco County Tax Collector. A special election has been called for October 15, with a primary on September 17. Amanda Murphy and Bill Gunter faced off in the October 15 special election, which Murphy won. The filing period ended on August 27.[1][2]
Related: See election results here.

State House District 2

Rep. Clay Ford (R) passed away on March 18, 2013 after a battle with cancer.[3] A special election was called for June 11, 2013. A primary took place on May 14, 2013, which Mike Hill won. Hill faced Jeremy Lau in the June 11 special election and Hill won. Candidates had until April 23 to file certified nomination papers with the Secretary of State.[4][5][6]
Related: See election results here.

Voting in Florida

See also: Voting in Florida
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Important voting information

  • Florida uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • Registration forms must be filled out at least 29 days prior to the election you wish to vote in.
  • As of May 2015, Florida is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Florida, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Florida is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 10 days before an election and ends 3 days prior to election day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Florida ranked 25th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Florida received an overall score of 65 percent.[7]

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