§ 99.0615 Write-in candidate residency requirements.
Overview of Statute
At the time of qualification, all write-in candidates must reside within the district represented by the office sought.
s. 56, ch. 2007-30.
1. Definition for Candidate
Any person to whom any one or more of the following applies:
Case Name: Matthews v. Steinberg
Citation: 153 So.3d 295
Case Summary: Matthews v. Steinberg held that Florida's statute requiring write-in candidates to live within the district they plan on running in at the time of qualification was unconstitutional.
Case Name: Francois v. Brinkmann
Citation: 147 So.3d 613
Case Summary: Francois v. Brinkmann held that the statute governing residency requirement for write-in candidates was unconstitutional.
State Constitutional Provisions
Local Government Law s 10:1, Eligibility for public service
Fla. Jur. 2d Counties and Municipal Corporations s 137, Election
Fla. Jur. 2d State of Florida s 103, Qualifications of legislators