Florida Fair Elections Coalition
is a grassroots election reform organization dedicated to improving
Florida’s flawed election laws, policies, and procedures.
Our government is based on a system of checks
and balances, and yet there are no checks and balances in elections
administration. Elections are an “inside job,” from
the certification of the voting machines—which in Florida
are certified only by Florida’s Department of State, not by
the federal government —through the administration and certification
of the election. Even voter complaints are, by law, routed back
to the Supervisors of Elections or to the Department of State.
In this closed world of elections administration,
there is an attitude among some (not all) legislators, state officials,
and local elected officials that citizen observation of elections
should be denied whenever possible. Among some (not all) legislators
and election officials, there is no understanding that elections,
the very foundation of our democracy, belong to the people and must
be open to citizen observation; no understanding that our elected
election officials are servants of the people; and no understanding
that openness and transparency are vital to ensuring fair and accurate
Through our long-term commitment to fair, open,
and accurate elections, Florida Fair Elections has already made
a difference: In election procedures and implementation of new election
laws, in the prevention of laws that violate basic voter rights,
and in the raising of citizen awareness throughout our state.
We hope you will browse our website to read our investigative reports, watch
videos related to Florida elections, participate in our Action
Alerts, read up-to-date election news,
get information about upcoming events,
and learn what YOU can do to help
ensure fair, accurate, accessible, and transparent elections in
your county and throughout Florida.