The Florida Elections Commission was formed in 1973 after the passage of the “Who Gave It, Who Got It” law which served as a major revision to the Florida Election Code.
The Commission’s purpose is to enforce the campaign finance laws. The Commisision investigates alleged violations upon receipt of a legally sufficient, sworn complaint.
If the Commission finds a violation of the election laws, it can levy a fine of up to $1,000 per count. The Governor appoints the Chair of the Commission and members are appointed by the Governor from lists of names submitted by legislative leadership.
For more information, visit www.FEC.state.fl.us.