§ 101.56062 Standards for accessible voting systems.
Overview of Statute
(1) Notwithstanding anything in this chapter to the contrary, each voting system certified by the Department of State for use in local, state, and federal elections must include the capability to install accessible voter interface devices in the system configuration which will allow the system to meet the following minimum standards:
(n) Any audio ballot must provide the voter with the following functionalities:
The functionalities required in this paragraph for certification may be satisfied by either the voting device or by the entire voting system.
s. 12, ch. 2002-281; s. 34, ch. 2005-278; s. 1, ch. 2006-111; s. 27, ch. 2012-116.
1. Definition for Department
The Department of State. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(7).
2. Definition for Polling Place
The building which contains the polling room where ballots are cast. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(27).
3. Definition for Voting System
4. Definition for Voting Device
As used in the Electronic Voting Systems Act, voting device means an apparatus by which votes are registered electronically.
5. Definition for Voter Interface Device
Any device that communicates voting instructions and ballot information to a voter and allows the voter to select and vote for candidates and issues.
6. Definition for Ballot
As used in the Electronic Voting Systems Act, ballot means the card, tape, or other vehicle upon which the elector’s choices are recorded. Fla. Stat. § 101.5603(2).
7. Definition for Election
Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).
8. Definition for Candidate
Any person to whom any one or more of the following applies:
9. Definition for Undervote
The elector does not properly designate any choice for an office or ballot question, and the tabulator records no vote for the office or question. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(39).
Case Name: American Ass’n of People with Disabilities v. Hood
Citation: 278 F. Supp. 2d 1345
Federal District Court: Middle District of Florida
Case Summary: American Ass'n of People with Disabilities v. Hood held that the state had certified equipment that would allow visually impaired voters to vote without assistance from a third party.
Regulations & Guidance
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 144, Generally
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 155, Provisional ballots
Electronic Voting Systems, 12 A.L.R.6th 523