PUBLIC MEETING OF CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FL CANVASSING BOARD FOR LOGISTIC AND ACCURACY TESTING AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION The City of …

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PUBLIC MEETING OF CITY OF APALACHICOLA, FL

CANVASSING BOARD FOR LOGISTIC AND ACCURACY TESTING AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

The City of Apalachicola Canvassing Board will convene at the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections Office, 47 Avenue F, Apalachicola, Florida at 10:00 am on Monday, August 23, 2021. The board is convening for the pre-election testing of tabulating equipment to be used in the September 7, 2021, Municipal Election. In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, this meeting will be open to the public.

NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by a board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record

The City of Apalachicola Canvassing Board will meet at 3:00 p.m. on September 7, 2021, at the Supervisor of Elections office, 47 Ave F, Apalachicola, FL. This meeting is open to the public. The Canvassing Board will meet to canvass the absentee ballots for the Municipal Election, to receive queries from the public about absentee ballots. The Canvassing Board will convene at the Elections Office following the canvassing of the absentee ballots to canvass all other returns, as necessary.

Sealed absentee ballots received prior to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021 for the Municipal Election will be available for public inspection from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 7, 2021, immediately afterwards, those absentee ballots will be opened and processed; however, not tabulated. Tabulation of all absentee ballots will not begin until after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 7, 2021.

Any absentee ballots received after 3:00 p.m. September 7, 2021 will be available for public inspection until opened. Those wishing to inspect absentee ballots received on September 7, 2019 must be present throughout the time referenced. Shortly after receipt, those ballots will be opened and processed; however, not tabulated.

Pursuant to Section 101.68 (2) © 2, Florida Statutes, if any elector or candidate present believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voter's certificate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the envelope, file with the canvassing board a protest against the canvass of that ballot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal. A challenge based upon a defect in the voter's certificate may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope.

The City of Apalachicola Canvassing Board will reconvene, if necessary, on Wednesday September 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections Office to complete the canvass of precinct returns and canvass provisional ballots.

The City of Apalachicola Canvassing Board will convene on September 10, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Franklin County Supervisor of Elections Office, 47 Ave. F, Apalachicola, FL. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a manual audit of the voting systems used in a randomly selected race.

In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all canvassing Board meetings are open to the public. Note: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Heather C. Riley

Franklin County

Supervisor of Elections

Deborah Guillotte

City of Apalachicola

City Clerk

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