Miami Dade Supervisor of Elections Is Violating Election Law By Returning Mail Ballots to Early Voters
According to sources in Miami, the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections is inexplicably violating Florida election law and increasing the election’s vulnerability to double voting. By direction, poll workers are failing to “cancel and collect mail ballots” returned back to the early voting polling place by mail voters who decide to vote at an early voting site.
Florida Election Law states: “An elector who has received an absentee ballot and has not returned the voted ballot to the supervisor, but desires to vote in person, shall return the ballot, whether voted or not, to the election board in the elector’s precinct or to an early voting site. The returned ballot shall be marked ‘canceled’ by the board and placed with other canceled ballots.”
Sources tell LDF that the poll workers, on orders from the Supervisor’s office, are now erroneously informing early voters to keep the mail ballot instead of returning it to the possession of the Elections Office. This procedure is in direction violation of Florida Election Code Section 101.69, and there is already canvass evidence that that some voters who early voted have also attempted to vote twice by mail balloting.