The Florida Elections Commission (FEC) is the administrative agency charged with enforcing Chapters 104 and 106 of Florida's Election Code. The agency is composed of nine appointed Commissioners and its staff is administratively housed within the Department of Legal Affairs. However, the FEC is a separate budget entity and is not subject to the control, supervision or direction of the Attorney General.
The purpose of the FEC is to ensure transparency in Florida's elections. In their capacity as quasi-judicial officers, the Commissioners adjudicate cases. Additionally, they act as the agency head. Commissioners hire an Executive Director who supervises a staff that includes legal, investigative, and administrative staff.
The FEC is not permitted to give advisory opinions to anyone. Furthermore, the FEC does not have jurisdiction over candidate qualifying issues, how elections are run or how votes get counted.
Emergency Order Number 17-1 issued by Ken Detzner, Secretary of State, extends the deadline for all campaign finance reports due to the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections, on Monday, September 11, 2017, to midnight (Eastern Time), Friday, September 22, 2017. To review the Emergency Order Number 17-1, click here.
If you have any questions about the procedures for remitting the 1% Election Assessments, please contact our agency at (850) 922-4539.