§ 101.655 Supervised voting by absent electors in certain facilities.
Overview of Statute
This statute governs the procedure by which some absentee voters participate in supervised voting. Supervised absentee voting occurs in assisted living facilities and nursing home facilities. Requests for supervised voting can be made no later than 21 days before the election.
(1) The supervisor of elections of a county shall provide supervised voting for absent electors residing in any assisted living facility, as defined in s. 429.02, or nursing home facility, as defined in s. 400.021, within that county at the request of any administrator of such a facility. Such request for supervised voting in the facility shall be made by submitting a written request to the supervisor of elections no later than 21 days prior to the election for which that request is submitted. The request shall specify the name and address of the facility and the name of the electors who wish to vote-by-mail in that election. If the request contains the names of fewer than five voters, the supervisor of elections is not required to provide supervised voting.
s. 6, ch. 96-57; s. 5, ch. 2006-197; s. 19, ch. 2016-37.
1. Definition for Supervisor
The supervisor of elections. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(36).
2. Definition for Absent Elector
Any registered and qualified voter who casts an absentee ballot.
3. Definition for Primary Election
An election held preceding the general election for the purpose of nominating a party nominee to be voted for in the general election to fill a national, state, county, or district office. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(29).
4. 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).
5. Definition for 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. Fla. Stat. § 106.011(14).
6. Definition for Elector
“Elector” is synonymous with the word “voter” or “qualified elector or voter,” except where the word is used to describe presidential electors. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(15).
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:
Regulations & Guidance
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 163, Furnishing ballots
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 164, Casting ballots
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 165, Absent electors residing in assisted living facilities
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 228, Offenses in connection with voting-illegal voting
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 230, Theft, destruction, alteration, or wrongful possession of handling of ballots and election equipment and records