In regards to Amendment 4, Gov. DeSantis signed SB 7066 on June 7, 2019. It became effective on July 7, 2019. Any petitions that were signed before July 7th don't have to be returned to the SOE within 30 days.
Voter Registration Application
: New required checkboxes will be added to "'clarify" if a person has been adjudicated guilty of a felony and if their rights were restored through executive clemency of pursuant to Amendment 4. You can see the new questions at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov
. LWVOC is checking with Orange County SOE office to determine if it will accept the previous form.
: The State Primary Election date has changed from 10 weeks before the General Election to 11 weeks before. The 2020 Primary Election will be on August 18. Note that this impacts qualifying dates.
Vote by Mail
: The deadline for requesting mail-in ballots has been moved from 6 days before Election Day to 10 days before. Voters may pick up a mail in ballot, or designate someone to do it during the 9 days prior to Election Day. This is a change from 5 days. If voters supply their phone number or email address, SOEs must call or text them to notify them that there is a problem with their signature. This is a change from only snail mail.
The deadline for receipt of a cured affidavit has been extended to 5 pm on the Thursday following the election.
The extended deadline is also true for Provisional Ballots, as well as being able to text or call a voter's cell phone.
: People paid to collect signatures must register with the Florida Dept. of State. The Division of Elections will create a tracking system. Paid petition gatherers must witness the signed petition. Petition sponsors are prohibited from paying gatherers per signature. Signed petitions must be submitted within 30 days or the sponsor will be subject to fines. Remember, the League is not the sponsor.