(1) The supervisor of the county where the absent elector resides shall receive the voted special vote-by-mail ballot, at which time the mailing envelope shall be opened to determine if the voter has enclosed the identification required or has indicated on the Voter’s Certificate that he or she is exempt from the identification requirements.
(2) If the identification is enclosed or the voter has indicated that he or she is exempt from the identification requirements, the supervisor shall make the note on the registration records of the voter and proceed to canvass the vote-by-mail ballot as provided in s. 101.68.
(3) If the identification is not enclosed in the mailing envelope and the voter has not indicated that he or she is exempt from the identification requirements, the supervisor shall check the voter registration records to determine if the voter’s identification was previously received or the voter had previously notified the supervisor that he or she was exempt. The envelope with the Voter’s Certificate shall not be opened unless the identification has been received or the voter has indicated that he or she is exempt. The ballot shall be treated as a provisional ballot until 7 p.m. on election day and shall not be canvassed unless the supervisor has received the required identification or written indication of exemption by 7 p.m. on election day.
s. 24, ch. 2003-415; s. 28, ch. 2016-37.
1. Definition for Supervisor
2. Definition for Absent Elector
Definition [Absent Elector]
Any registered and qualified voter who casts an absentee ballot.
3. Definition for Provisional Ballot
Definition [Provisional Ballot]
A conditional ballot, the validity of which is determined by the canvassing board.
5. 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).
6. Definition for Election
Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).