§ 102.012 Inspectors and clerks to conduct elections
§ 102.014 Poll worker recruitment and training
§ 102.021 Compensation of inspectors, clerks, and deputy sheriffs
§ 102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; unlawful solicitation of voters
§ 102.071 Tabulation of votes and proclamation of results
§ 102.072 Vote-by-mail count reporting
§ 102.091 Duty of sheriff to watch for violations; appointment of special officers
§ 102.101 Sheriff and other officers not allowed in polling place
§ 102.111 Elections Canvassing Commission
§ 102.112 Deadline for submission of county returns to the Department of State
§ 102.121 Elections Canvassing Commission to issue certificates
§ 102.131 Returns before canvassing commission
§ 102.141 County canvassing board; duties
§ 102.151 County canvassing board to issue certificates; supervisor to give notice to Department of State
§ 102.155 Certificate of election
§ 102.166 Manual recounts of overvotes and undervotes
§ 102.168 Contest of election
§ 102.1682 Judgment of ouster; revocation of commission; judgment setting aside referendum
§ 102.1685 Venue
§ 102.169 Quo warranto not abridged
§ 102.171 Contest of election to Legislature

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 102 - Conducting Elections and Ascertaining the Results

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 189.012
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dependent special district: means a special district that meets at least one of the following criteria:
    (a) The membership of its governing body is identical to that of the governing body of a single county or a single municipality. See Florida Statutes 189.012
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Independent special district: means a special district that is not a dependent special district as defined in subsection (2). See Florida Statutes 189.012
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Local governing authority: means the governing body of a unit of local general-purpose government. See Florida Statutes 189.012
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Special district: means a unit of local government created for a special purpose, as opposed to a general purpose, which has jurisdiction to operate within a limited geographic boundary and is created by general law, special act, local ordinance, or by rule of the Governor and Cabinet. See Florida Statutes 189.012
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01