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No One Qualifies for One Florida Legislative Seat, Leading to a Vacancy and a Need for a Special Election in December

Because no one qualified to run for one Florida state house seat, the seat will become vacant later this year, and the state must hold a special election, probably in December, to fill it. See this story.

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  1. Jim Riley

    The article says that the primary would likely be held in November (concurrent with the general election).

    The Florida Constitution provides that a legislator takes office upon election; it also provides that special elections to fill vacancies provided by statute.

    100.111(5) In the event of unforeseeable circumstances not contemplated in these general election laws concerning the calling and holding of special primary elections and special elections resulting from court order or other unpredictable circumstances, the Department of State shall have the authority to provide for the conduct of orderly elections.

    I think that that this situation qualifies.

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