§ 104.43 Grand juries; special investigation.
Overview of Statute
This statute states the grand jury in a circuit is responsible for conducting a special investigation, at the request of a candidate or a voter, to determine whether there is a violation of the Election Code, when the grand jury convenes during a campaign before an election day. The grand jury then has the right to issue indictments upon finishing the special investigation.
The grand jury in any circuit shall, upon the request of any candidate or qualified voter, make a special investigation when it convenes during a campaign preceding any election day to determine whether there is any violation of the provisions of this code, and shall return indictments when sufficient ground is found.
s. 8, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 35, ch. 77-175.
- Prohibited Activities
1. Definition for Election
Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).
2. Definition for Candidate
Any person to whom any one or more of the following applies:
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 209, Generally
Fla. Jur. 2d Juries s 297, Initiation of inquiry
“The Voice of the Community: A Case for Grand Jury Independence” 3 VA. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 67