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PUBLIC MEETING OF THE MUNICIPAL CANVASSING BOARDS AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE MARCH 26, 2013 MUNICIPAL RUN-OFF ELECTIONS
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all Canvassing Board meetings are open to the public and will be conducted at the Supervisor of Elections Service Center, located at 7835 Central Industrial Drive, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404.
The sealed absentee ballots received prior to Monday, March 25, 2013, for the Municipal Run-Off Elections, will be available for public inspection from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March, 25th, at the Supervisor of Elections Service Center, 7835 Central Industrial Drive, Riviera Beach, Florida.
Immediately afterwards, the Supervisor of Elections staff will commence the opening and processing of those absentee ballots. However, those absentee ballots will not be tabulated. Any person wishing to inspect any unopened absentee ballots must make a timely request to do so, and be readily available to promptly make such an inspection.
At 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, the Municipal Canvassing Boards for the City of Boynton Beach and the City of Pahokee will convene and remain in session from day to day as needed for the canvassing of the absentee ballots and other Board business that may be prescribed by law, at the Supervisor of Elections Service Center, 7835 Central Industrial Drive, Riviera Beach, Florida.
NOTE: Section 101.68(c) 2. Florida Statutes, states that if any elector or candidate present believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voter’s certificate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the envelope, file with the canvassing board a protest against the canvass of that ballot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal. A challenge based upon a defect in the voter’s certificate may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope.
NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision by a board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. It shall be the responsibility of any person needing such a record to arrange for and obtain such a verbatim record at his/her own cost and expense.
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Supervisor of Elections
240 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
561/656-6200 FAX: 561/656-6220