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§ 104.42 Fraudulent registration and illegal voting; investigation.

Statute

(1) The supervisor of elections is authorized to investigate fraudulent registrations and illegal voting and to report his or her findings to the local state attorney and the Florida Elections Commission.

(2) The board of county commissioners in any county may appropriate funds to the supervisor of elections for the purpose of investigating fraudulent registrations and illegal voting.

History:

ss. 12, 14, ch. 17899, 1937; CGL 1940 Supp. 369(4); s. 8, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 35, ch. 77-175; s. 32, ch. 98-129.

Annotation: October 12, 2016 1:18 am

This statute hasn’t been updated since 1998. If a supervisor of elections believes that fraudulent registrations or illegal voting is occuring, he or she typically notifies the State Attorney who then investigates.

Definition [Election]

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