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§ 101.56063 Accessibility of voting systems and polling places; intent; eligibility for federal funding.

Overview of Statute

This statute states that it is the intent of the Legislature that Florida be eligible for any funds available from the Federal Government to assist states in providing accessible voting systems and polling places for people with disabilities.

With this intent in mind, all state laws governing voting systems must be maintained to ensure eligibility, and all state requirements should meet or exceed the minimum federal requirements for voting system accessibility.

Statute

It is the intent of the Legislature that this state be eligible for any funds that are available from the Federal Government to assist states in providing or improving accessibility of voting systems and polling places for persons having a disability. Accordingly, all state laws, rules, standards, and codes governing voting systems and polling place accessibility must be maintained to ensure the state’s eligibility to receive federal funds. It is the intent of the Legislature that all state requirements meet or exceed the minimum federal requirements for voting systems and polling place accessibility. This section shall take effect upon this act becoming a law.

History:

s. 13, ch. 2002-281.

Definition [Polling Place]

The building which contains the polling room where ballots are cast.

Definition [Voting System]
A method of casting and processing votes that functions wholly or partly by use of electromechanical or electronic apparatus or by use of marksense ballots and includes, but is not limited to, the procedures for casting and processing votes and the programs, operating manuals, supplies, printouts, and other software necessary for the system’s operation.
Definition [Person]

An individual or a corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, club, organization, estate, trust, business trust, syndicate, or other combination of individuals having collective capacity. The term includes a political party, affiliated party committee, or political committee.