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Amendment 4: With 1.4 Million Florida Felons Banned from Voting, Voters Will Decide On Restoring Right

| October 12, 2018

Amendment 4 would automatically restore the right to vote for felons who have completed their sentences, paid restitution and fulfilled probation. Murderers and sex offenders would be excluded.

Judge Orders Spanish-Language Sample Ballots in Flagler and 31 Other Counties

| September 7, 2018

Making clear that only time restraints limited his decision, a federal judge ordered that sample ballots in Spanish be provided but stopped short of ordering actual Spanish-language ballots in Flagler and 31 other counties.

In Restoration of Florida Felons’ Voting Rights, Lawyers Make Novel 1st Amendment Argument

| July 26, 2018

Lawyers for the plaintiffs maintain that Florida’s discretionary process violates the First Amendment, despite a dearth of cases anywhere in the country supporting that argument.

With Sharpton Headlining, Rally Calls For Restoring Felon Rights After Stinging Court Defeat

| April 26, 2018

The long-planned march followed a late-night ruling from a federal appeals court that gave Gov. Scott a victory in a bitterly fought challenge to the state’s voter-restoration system.

Florida an Outlier on Restoration of Felons’ Right to Vote, Barring 1.6 million Off Rolls

| March 28, 2018

Automatically restoring the right to vote for convicted felons in Florida could add between 600,000 and 1.6 million voters to the state’s voting rolls.

Federal Judge Declares Florida’s Arbitrary and Governor-Controlled Method of Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights Unconstitutional

| February 1, 2018

In a stinging blow to Gov. Rick Scott, a federal judge ruled that the governor’s near-exclusive authority to restore, and more often deny, voting rights to ex-felon is unconstitutional.

Measure to Restore Voting Rights to 1.5 Million Florida Felons Goes on November Ballot

| January 23, 2018

Voting rights of felons who have served their sentences, completed parole or probation and paid restitution would be automatically restored. Murderers and sex offenders would be excluded.

Unnecessary ‘Proof of Citizenship’ Voting Laws May Surge Under Trump, Suppressing Turnout

| November 19, 2017

Some lawmakers have been emboldened both by President Donald Trump’s false claim that millions of noncitizens voted in 2016 and by his creation of a panel to investigate alleged fraud.

In Rare Case of Election Fraud, Palm Coast Felon Is Jailed For Casting Illegal Ballot

| October 25, 2017

Jennifer Scott, 52, of Palm Coast’s R Section, faces two felony counts for allegedly fraudulently voting in the 2016 election, but an official says the issue is extremely rare.

Elections Supervisor’s Plea to Flagler Voters: Stay Registered Despite Commission’s Data Grab

| July 7, 2017

In an open letter to Flagler County’s registered voters, Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart says the federal commission’s data grab through the state should not diminish their trust in the system.

Felons Seeking to Regain Right To Vote Look to Constitutional Amendment

| March 6, 2017

The constitutional change, if approved, could open up voting rights for more than 700,000 Floridians, although fewer than 300,000 could be expected to apply, at least initially.

At Flagler Library, Matthew and Arrogant Campaign Vehicles Aggravate An Old Problem

| November 14, 2016

The Flagler County Library Board of Trustees has been chronically wrestling with parking and free speech issues at election time, but it’s shifting the burden to the county commission in hopes that a countywide ordinance might settle the issue in future elections.

Rick Staly, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| November 4, 2016

Rick Staly is the Republican candidate for Flagler County Sheriff. He faces Democrat Larry Jones and Independent Thomas Dougherty in the election culminating on Nov. 8.

Larry Jones, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| November 3, 2016

Larry Jones is the Democratic candidate for Flagler County Sheriff. He faces Republican Rick Staly and Independent Thomas Dougherty in the election that culminates on Nov. 8. Jones defeated incumbent Sheriff Jim Manfre in the Democratic primary.

Pam Richardson, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| October 27, 2016

Pam Richardson is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. She faces Nick Klufas in the non-partisan runoff election culminating on Nov. 8. All registered voters may cast a ballot in that election regardless of party affiliation.

Nick Klufas, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| October 26, 2016

Nick Klufas is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. He faces Pam Richardson in the non-partisan run-off election culminating on Nov. 8, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Your Election Will Not Be “Rigged”
Flagler Elections Supervisor Kaiti Lenhart Explains

| October 24, 2016

Flagler County Elections Supervisor puts to rest any fear or claim that the Nov. 8 election may be rigged, that fraudulent votes may be cast, or that dead people will be voting locally.

Continuing Series of Voting-Rights Decisions, Judge Rules Against State on Disputed Ballot Signatures

| October 17, 2016

The 30-page ruling Sunday by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker focused on situations in which voters’ signatures submitted with mail-in ballots do not appear to match signatures on file with county supervisors of elections. Under a 2004 law, such mail-in ballots are rejected.

Early Voting: A Dissent

| October 15, 2016

Early voting gives political parties and special interests a chance to manipulate, to lock up blocs of votes in advance of Election Day and to keep opposition parties and candidates from offering another viewpoint, argues Nancy Smith.

Federal Judge Orders Voter-Registration Deadline Extended Through Next Tuesday as Flagler Elections Office Sees Brisk Activity

| October 12, 2016

Some 120 people registered in Flagler Tuesday. The full-week extension is a boon to the Democratic Party, which filed suit to counter Gov. Rick Scott’s decision not to extend the registration deadline despite Hurricane Matthew’s evacuations.

Overruling Scott, Judge Orders Voter Registration Deadline Extended at Least Through Wednesday

| October 11, 2016

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker also set up a Wednesday morning hearing to consider a request by the Florida Democratic Party to keep registration open until Oct. 18 — a week after the initial deadline was set to pass.

Vote-By-Mail Requests Already Set Records In Flagler; Big Lead For Republicans

| September 23, 2016

With some voting already under way, upwards of 12,000 vote-by-mail ballots have been requested from the Flagler elections supervisor, and more than 2 million have been requested statewide.

Monitoring the Vote in Real-Time With Electionland

| September 12, 2016

Which voters are getting turned away (and why)? Where are lines so long that people are giving up? Is there actually any evidence of people casting fraudulent votes? Whether you’re a journalist or not, here’s your chance to be an effective monitor.

Ron Radford, Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 3, 2016

Ron Radford is a candidate for Palm Coast mayor. He faces three other candidates: Milissa Holland, Dennis McDonald and John Brady in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Dennis McDonald, Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 2, 2016

Dennis McDonald is a candidate for Palm Coast Mayor. He faces three other candidates: John Brady, Milissa Holland, and Ron Radford. All registered city voters regardless of party may cast a vote in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30.

Milissa Holland, Palm Coast Candidate for Mayor: The Live Interview

| August 1, 2016

Milissa Holland is a candidate for Palm Coast Mayor. She faces three other candidates: John Brady, Dennis McDonald, and Ron Radford. All registered city voters regardless of party may cast a vote in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30.

John Brady, Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 31, 2016

John Brady is a candidate for Palm Coast Mayor. He faces three other candidates: Milissa Holland, Dennis McDonald and Ron Radford in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Arthur McGovern Jr., Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 30, 2016

Arthur McGovern Jr. is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 1. He does not appear to be taking his candidacy seriously.

Sims Jones, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 29, 2016

Sims Jones is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 1. He faces three other candidates: Robert Cuff, Troy Dubose, and Arthur McGovern, Jr. in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Troy DuBose, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 28, 2016

Troy DuBose is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 1. He faces three other candidates in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30: Robert Cuff, Sims Jones and Arthur McGovern, Jr. All registered voters may cast a ballot.

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