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Weeks After Bunnell Commissioner’s Residency Is Questioned, Lawmakers Float Tighter Rules

| January 10, 2014

A pair of state lawmakers announced a proposal Thursday that would tighten the definition of residency for elected officials, but the measures don’t specify what the punishment might be or who would be responsible for enforcing the standards.

Elections Supervisor Accepts Compromise on Use of Community Center for Early Voting

| September 30, 2013

The Palm Coast City Council was willing to make broad concessions to Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks, including either cancelling or moving one of its meetings so she could have the use of the larger Community Center room for Election Day voting, but the council stopped short of granting her that room for all 26 days she was requesting.

Data-Mining Goes Carnivore on Florida’s Public Records to Help Lobbyists and Candidates

| August 22, 2013

“Contributionlink,” the brainchild of lobbyist Brecht Heuchan, gives lobbyists and candidates an edge by mining a myriad of public databases, creating profiles of current and potential donors and showing clients how their money stacks up against the competition.

Voting Rights Act Sapped as Fractured Supreme Court Defies Near-Unanimous Congress

| June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, declared key parts of the Voting Rights Act invalid even though the U.S. Senate had passed the act unanimously in 2006, and the House of Representatives had passed it 390-33.

Proposing a Constitutional Amendment To Limit Proposed Constitutional Amendments

| January 12, 2013

In the wake of an election in which voters had to wade through 11 constitutional amendment proposals put forth by legislators and complained of long voting lines, a Democratic state senator wants to limit how many ballot questions lawmakers can pose to three.

You’ll Shop for 43 Minutes a Day, But You Won’t Take 15 Minutes to Vote Every Two Years

| August 19, 2012

Less than 16 percent of Florida’s eligible voters, and 20 percent of Flagler’s, cast a ballot in last Tuesday’s primary, once again reminding the world that Americans’s interest in community and citizenship is among the lowest of any democracies. Perhaps it’s time to make voting mandatory.

Term Limits for County Commissioners? Florida Supreme Court Will Decide

| April 10, 2012

The cases, brought by voters in Broward and Sarasota counties, presented the court with the question of how much power charter counties have to impose qualifications and disqualifications on candidates for county commission.

When Not Voting Is The Loudest Vote

| August 24, 2010

Voting is neither a virtue nor a responsibility. It is a neutral civil right. Not voting is a right of equal weight, a choice as defensible as the choice to vote. Both are exercises in freedom.

Democracy By Default in Bunnell

| April 12, 2010

What happens when you hold an election and nobody shows up? You get Bunnell: 3 city commissioners, unopposed in their last election, were sworn in Monday.

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