CRC - 2017 P 62 By Commissioner Schifino schifinow-00066-17 201762__ 1 A proposal to amend 2 Section 5 of Article VI of the State Constitution to 3 authorize a qualified elector who is registered with 4 no party affiliation to vote a primary election ballot 5 of a political party. 6 7 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 8 Florida: 9 10 Section 5 of Article VI of the State Constitution is 11 amended to read: 12 ARTICLE VI 13 SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS 14 SECTION 5. Primary, general, and special elections.— 15 (a) A general election shall be held in each county on the 16 first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even 17 numbered year to choose a successor to each elective state and 18 county officer whose term will expire before the next general 19 election and, except as provided herein, to fill each vacancy in 20 elective office for the unexpired portion of the term. A general 21 election may be suspended or delayed due to a state of emergency 22 or impending emergency pursuant to general law. Special 23 elections and referenda shall be held as provided by law. 24 (b) If all candidates for an office have the same party 25 affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the 26 general election, all qualified electors, regardless of party 27 affiliation, may vote in the primary elections for that office. 28 (c) A qualified elector who is registered with no party 29 affiliation may choose to vote a primary election ballot of a 30 political party; however, a qualified elector who is registered 31 with a political party designation may vote only in a primary 32 election of the political party which he or she has designated.