Fight To Reform County Elections

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An appeal court sided with Orange County’s sheriff, property appraiser and tax collector Friday by rejecting a voter-approved change that would have required nonpartisan elections.

County voters in 2014 backed amendments to the Orange County Charter requiring nonpartisan elections and term limits for six constitutional officers: the sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, comptroller, clerk of the circuit court and elections supervisor.

Sheriff Jerry Demings, Property Appraiser Rick Singh and Tax Collector Scott Randolph sued to overturn the amendments. A circuit judge later upheld the term limits but rejected the nonpartisan elections. The county appealed that decision.

On Friday, the 5th District Court of Appeal sided with the lower court’s decision. The Florida Constitution, the three-judge panel wrote, makes clear elections are regulated at the state level, not by county charters.

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All six offices affected by the amendment fight — all of which are held by Democrats — are scheduled for regular elections in 2020.

About 70 percent of voters backed the amendments in 2014.

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