Notice of Change/Withdrawal

Division of Elections
1S-2.045: Candidate Petition Process
Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 36 No. 32, August 13, 2010 issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly.

The following changes have been made in response to written comments made by a voting systems software vendor and a staff member in the Division of Elections.

1. Subsection (3)(b) has been changed to read:

(b) Form DS-DE 104 must be reproduced for use by candidates in its exact wording and format without any changes in its text or format, except the DS-DE 104 may be reduced or enlarged proportionally in size as a whole document. Candidates may have the DS-DE 104 translated into a minority language if the format of the form and its blank entries remain the same. If a translated version is made, the DS-DE 104 may be made into a two-sided form with one side in English and the other side in a minority language; however, a voter shall complete only one side of the form. If both sides should be completed, the supervisor of elections to whom the DS-DE 104 is submitted shall verify only the signature on the English side of the form.

2. Subsection (5)(e) has been added to read:

(e) A signature on a candidate petition form shall not be counted toward the number of signatures required if the voter has previously signed a candidate petition form for the same candidate for the same office in the same election that had been verified as valid.

3. Subparagraph numbering in subsections (3) and (5) has been corrected.