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§ 97.0585 Public records exemption; information regarding voters and voter registration; confidentiality.

Overview of Statute

This statute outlines the information that is confidential in the voter registration process.

Statute

(1) The following information held by an agency as defined in s. 119.011 is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution and may be used only for purposes of voter registration:

(a) All declinations to register to vote made pursuant to ss. 97.057 and 97.058.
(b) Information relating to the place where a person registered to vote or where a person updated a voter registration.
(c) The social security number, driver license number, and Florida identification number of a voter registration applicant or voter.
(2) The signature of a voter registration applicant or a voter is exempt from the copying requirements of s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
(3) This section applies to information held by an agency before, on, or after the effective date of this exemption.

History:

ss. 1, 2, ch. 94-345; s. 24, ch. 96-406; ss. 1, 3, ch. 2005-279; s. 1, ch. 2010-42; ss. 1, 2, ch. 2010-115; s. 11, ch. 2013-15; s. 1, ch. 2015-78.

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. Fla. Stat. § 106.011(14).

Regulations & Guidance

Additional Resources

Further Reading

  • Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 67, Confidentiality of records

  • Fla. Jur. 2d Records and Recording Acts s 103, Information as to victims of sexual offenses and domestic or child abuse

  • Fla. Jur. 2d Records and Recording Acts s 131, Miscellaneous records