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Legislative Getting Started

ELECTIONS

  • CANDIDATES

Having elected officials that support motorcycle rights in office is our goal. To do this we need to support those candidates that support us. We work towards creating a rapport with all the legislators and officials. Candidates need to qualify for the election and follow all election laws.
 
To find out more about laws governing elections please click below.
Florida Statutes: Chapter 99 Electors and Elections/Candidates

  • CAMPAIGNS

Candidates need help and support on the campaign. Campaigning is expensive not only in monetary terms but also time. Contribute your time, whether is it putting a sign up in your yard or standing on a street corner holding one. There is no better way to create a relationship with a legislator than helping get him elected.

For more information on laws governing campaign financing please click below.
Florida Statutes: Chapter 106 Electors and Elections/Campaign Financing

  • PRIMARIES

An election in which voters choose a party's nominees for public office. In most primaries, eligibility to vote is limited to voters who are registered members of the party.

  • ELECTION DAY

This is the day that the final voting for the candidates take place. You may have already voted by absentee ballot, or early voting. If not then now is the time to go to the polls.

  • RUNOFF ELECTION

A runoff election is sometimes (rarely) held when there are three or more candidates and none of them won a majority of the votes. It's another election between just the two top vote getters, held weeks after the first election, at great expense, and usually with a lower voter turn-out.
A "plurality" means the candidate with the most votes wins, as in most of our elections. Most people think of this as the epitome of democracy and it is when there are only two candidates. When there are three or more candidates for one office, the plurality winner may actually get a "minority" of the votes, that is, less than 50%.

For more information concerning laws governing elections please click below
Florida Statutes: Chapter 100 Electors and Elections/ GENERAL, PRIMARY, SPECIAL, BOND, AND REFERENDUM ELECTIONS