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  • Florida will be the third state to decide on abortion in 2024, pending court review, with ballot measures proposed in 12 other states

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    In Florida, a ballot initiative, Amendment 4, to provide a state constitutional right to abortion qualified for the ballot. Voters will decide the issue, which requires a 60% vote, pending a decision from the Florida Supreme Court. Floridians Protecting Freedom is sponsoring Amendment 4, which would provide a state constitutional right to abortion before viability…

  • Initiatives to provide a constitutional right to abortion and legalize marijuana qualify for the ballot in Florida pending court review

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    In November, voters in Florida will decide on two citizen-initiated ballot measures—Amendment 3 and Amendment 4—pending the state supreme court’s review. Amendment 3 would legalize marijuana, and Amendment 4 would provide a state constitutional right for abortion. To qualify for the ballot, 891,523 valid signatures were required for each initiative. Florida Amendment 3 Amendment 3,…

  • Florida abortion rights initiative surpasses signature requirement to appear on 2024 ballot pending state supreme court approval

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    Floridians Protecting Freedom has submitted 911,169 valid signatures to place an initiative on the Nov. 2024 ballot that would prohibit any state laws that restrict, delay, penalize, or ban abortion before fetal viability. To qualify for the ballot, 891,523 valid signatures (equal to 8% of the total votes cast in the last presidential election) were…

  • One candidate has filed to appear on Florida’s Democratic presidential primary ballot

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    The filing deadline for the Florida Democratic presidential primary passed on Nov. 30, 2023. One candidate, President Joe Biden (D) qualified to appear on the March 19, 2024, ballot. In order to qualify, candidates had to participate in the Florida Democratic Party’s nominating convention. This is the sixth Democratic presidential filing deadline that has passed.…

  • Eight candidates filed to appear on Florida’s Republican presidential primary ballot

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    The filing deadline for the Florida Republican presidential primary passed on Nov. 22, 2023. Eight candidates qualified to appear on the March 19, 2024, ballot. In order to qualify, candidates had to either submit a petition with 56,000 signatures or pay a filing fee. If the candidate attended the Florida Republican Party’s Freedom Summit event,…

  • Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey: Florida roundup

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    Florida is holding elections, including for state legislative offices, on Aug. 20, 2024. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Below is a selection of responses from a candidate who filled…

  • Three new candidates declare in Florida

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    Ballotpedia tracked three new state-level candidates in Florida between Oct. 30-Nov. 5. This was two more candidates than the prior week.  The three candidates are Democrats running for state legislature in 2024. As of this writing, Ballotpedia identified campaign materials for two of three candidates. Details are below: Since the beginning of the year, Ballotpedia…

  • Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey: Florida roundup

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    Florida is holding elections, including for municipal and legislative offices, on Nov. 7, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who…

  • One new candidate declares in Florida

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    Ballotpedia tracked one new state-level candidate in Florida between Oct. 23-29. This was one fewer candidate than the prior week.  The candidate is a Republican and is running for state legislature in 2024. Details on the candidate are below:  Since the beginning of the year, Ballotpedia has identified 75 candidates for state-level office in Florida.…

  • Election legislation roundup: Florida State Senate

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    As of Oct. 22, Ballotpedia has tracked 14 election-related bills in the Florida State Senate since the beginning of the year. Of the 14, Ballotpedia tracked one from Oct. 16-22. Republicans sponsored the bill. The bill is below: During the week of Oct. 16-22, Ballotpedia tracked six Senate election-related bills nationally. As of Oct. 22,…