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§ 101.5613 Examination of equipment during voting.

Overview of Statute

This statute states that a member of the election board or a representative of the supervisor of elections is responsible for examining the face of the voting device and the ballot information to make sure that neither have been damaged or tampered with.

Statute

A member of the election board or, for purposes of early voting pursuant to s. 101.657, a representative of the supervisor of elections shall occasionally examine the face of the voting device and the ballot information to determine that the device and the ballot information have not been damaged or tampered with.

History:

s. 13, ch. 73-156; s. 21, ch. 77-175; s. 16, ch. 84-302; s. 12, ch. 2004-252.

Definition [Early Voting]

Casting a ballot prior to election day at a location designated by the supervisor of elections and depositing the voted ballot in the tabulation system. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(9).

Definition [Voting Device]

As used in the Electronic Voting Systems Act, voting device means an apparatus by which votes are registered electronically.

Definition [Ballot Information]

As used in the Electronic Voting Systems Act, ballot information means the material containing the names of offices and candidates and the questions to be voted on. Fla. Stat. § 101.5603(3).

Definition [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).

Definition [Election]

Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).

Additional Resources

Further Reading

  • Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 147, Generally