Florida State Senator Fredericka Wilson (D-Miami) has introduced SB 230, to impose filing fees on declared write-in candidates. The Florida legislature does not convene until March, but bills are being introduced now. According to an assistant to Senator Wilson, the Wilson office did not know that courts have struck down filing fees for declared write-in candidates in other states (Maryland, West Virginia, and California). This information conceivably could mean that Senator Wilson will not advance the bill once the legislature convenes.
Following a record write-in vote for candidates such as Roy Moore, Loretta Nall and Charles Barkley in the 2006 Governor’s race, Alabama poll workers proposed charging write-in candidates to have their votes counted.
Posted to IPR by Paulie