Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee has issued the following emergency rules:
Emergency Rule 1SER20-1 - Designation of Division of Elections as Filing Office for Department of State; Requirements for Candidate Qualifying Papers; Withdrawal of Candidacy.
Removes the requirement that the qualifying items be “original[s] and signatures thereon…be made in ink” so that these items can be collected, notarized, and submitted with limited person-to-person contact. Provides for qualifying documents to be submitted via email. Notary statements on required forms will be revised accordingly. https://dos.myflorida.com/media/702873/1ser20-1.pdf
Emergency Rule 1SER20-2 - Candidate Petition Process
Removes the requirement that the voter’s signature on a candidate petition be an “original, ink signature” so that signed petitions can be collected without person-to-person contact. https://dos.myflorida.com/media/702874/1ser20-2.pdf