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PBC – General Election on 11/2 – list of all offices and amendments


While the PBC Supervisor of Elections (SOE) website does not have links yet to the lists of candidates for each position on its General Election page, it does list each of the offices up for election as well as the text of each of the ballot questions (eg amendments, referendums).  Become familiar with it and check it out here.

Note that the voter registration deadline is 10/4/2010. If you have recently moved – please make sure you have updated the SOE with the correct information.

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2 Responses to “PBC – General Election on 11/2 – list of all offices and amendments”
  1. ….we didn’t make the deadline for referendum submission for the November ballot, but we ARE still collecting petitions until such time that the minimum number of signatures are obtained. The Palm Beach Post (via the City of PBG) has the information wrong, once again. By State law, 10% of the voters of a city are necessary to amend a municipal charter. As always, Garden’s conventional wisdom is a farce; municipal law is subordinate to any state law conflicting with it. The City maintains the minimum number of signatures is 15%, and that City ordinances overrule Florida State statutes. Hardly.

    Every Attorney General of Florida has an stated official opinion that supports the position that conflicting provisions in municipal laws or ordinances are superceded by State statutes. Period.

    Your support is appreciated.

    Respectfully,
    Rob Palladino Chairman, Palm Beach Gardens Term Limits Committee

    • Iris Iris says:

      Sure looks like 10% in the statutes found here. 😉

      166.031Charter amendments.

      (1)The governing body of a municipality may, by ordinance, or the electors of a municipality may, by petition signed by 10 percent of the registered electors as of the last preceding municipal general election, submit to the electors of said municipality a proposed amendment to its charter, which amendment may be to any part or to all of said charter except that part describing the boundaries of such municipality. The governing body of the municipality shall place the proposed amendment contained in the ordinance or petition to a vote of the electors at the next general election held within the municipality or at a special election called for such purpose.

      (2)Upon adoption of an amendment to the charter of a municipality by a majority of the electors voting in a referendum upon such amendment, the governing body of said municipality shall have the amendment incorporated into the charter and shall file the revised charter with the Department of State. All such amendments are effective on the date specified therein or as otherwise provided in the charter.

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