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Intersection: Write In Loophole


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Florida has closed primary system. That means voters can only cast a ballot in the primary election for their own party’s candidate. When the winner of that primary does not face an opponent in the general election, it opens up the primary to all voters regardless of party affiliation.

But there’s a way to close up that open primary: when a write-in candidate runs.

Seminole County supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel says the so-called ‘write-in loophole’ isn’t fair to voters. Ertel joins Intersection to explain what’s wrong with the write-in loophole and how to fix it.  


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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