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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 09651
Signature requirements for ballot position in year of apportionment.
F.S. 99.09651
99.09651 Signature requirements for ballot position in year of apportionment.
(1) In a year of apportionment, any candidate for representative to Congress, state Senate, or state House of Representatives seeking ballot position by the petition process prescribed in s. 99.095 shall obtain at least the number of signatures equal to one-third of 1 percent of the ideal population for the district of the office being sought.
(2) For the purposes of this section, “ideal population” means the total population of the state based upon the most recent decennial census divided by the number of districts for representative to Congress, state Senate, or state House of Representatives. For the purposes of this section, ideal population shall be calculated as of July 1 of the year prior to apportionment. The ideal population for a state Senate district and a state representative district shall be calculated by dividing the total population of the state by 40 for a state Senate district and by dividing by 120 for a state representative district.
(3) Signatures may be obtained from any registered voter in Florida regardless of party affiliation or district boundaries.
(4) Petitions shall state the name of the office the candidate is seeking, but shall not include a district number.
(5) Except as otherwise provided in this section, all requirements and procedures relating to the petition process shall conform to the requirements and procedures in nonapportionment years.
History.s. 3, ch. 91-107; s. 4, ch. 99-318; s. 17, ch. 2005-277.