String of special legislative elections has depleted a state fund


String of special legislative elections has depleted a state fund

As Florida’s 67 election supervisors gather for their annual mid-year conference near Orlando, they learned Tuesday that a state fund to pay the costs for special elections is temporarily tapped out — until a new fiscal year begins.

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The state Legislature appropriated $478,000 for the fund last year to pay for special legislative races and there’s $276 left in the account, supervisors were told by the state Division of Elections. Lawmakers have no way of knowing how many special elections might be needed. When the new fiscal year begins July 1, there will be more money available, the state said.
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