The Florida Elections Commission invites and encourages all members of the public to provide comment on matters or propositions before the Commission or a committee of the Commission. The opportunity to provide comment shall be subject to the following:

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 2B-1.008

  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
    (1) Members of the public will be given an opportunity to provide comment on subject matters before the Commission after an agenda item is introduced at a properly noticed Commission meeting.
    (2) Members of the public shall be limited to five (5) minutes to provide comment. This time shall not include time spent by the presenter responding to questions posed by Commission members, staff or Commission counsel. The chair of the Commission may extend the time to provide comment if time permits.
    (3) Members of the public shall notify Commission staff in writing of their interest to be heard on a proposition or matter before the Commission. The notification shall identify the person or entity, indicate support, opposition, or neutrality, and identify who will speak on behalf of a group or faction of persons consisting of three (3) or more persons.
    (4) Members of the public will not be permitted to provide comment on matters excluded from public comment by Florida Statutes § 286.0114(4), including the Commission’s deliberations on probable cause matters, and any other quasi-judicial proceeding in front of the Commission.
Rulemaking Authority 286.0114 FS. Law Implemented Florida Statutes § 286.0114. History‒New 8-13-14.