Florida voting legislation

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Enacted bills

CS/HB 537

Pending bills

Source: comment by "meowmissy" (February 2, 2007)

House Bill 43

Voting Systems; provides additional requirement for Dept. of State approval of certain voting systems; requires production of paper record meeting specified criteria; requires preservation of & access to such record; provides for use of such record in recount of certain elections. Amends 101.5606. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.

House Bill 213

Trust in Elections Act; provides that removal of paper record from polling places in certain circumstances is felony; requires electronic voting systems to produce voter-verifiable paper record; revises provision re discrepancies between overall election returns & counters of precinct tabulators involving touchscreen ballots, etc. Amends 101.295,.5606, 102.141. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.

House Bill 377

Voting Systems; requires electronic or electromechanical voting systems to produce paper record of votes; provides for preservation of paper records of votes; provides that paper records are true & correct records of votes cast; requires Secretary of State to certify all hardware & software used in said voting systems & to ensure that election officials are given specified instructions re people having disability, etc. Amends Ch. 101. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.

Senate Bill 342

Voting Systems [LPCC]; requires that voting systems approved by Dept. of State allow voter to correct error in voting; requires that such systems produce paper record, be furnished with illumination, be equipped with audio-stimulus voting feature, & include sip-and-puff switch attachment. Amends 101.5606. EFFECTIVE DATE: 01/01/2008.

Senate Bill 462

Electronic Voting Systems [LPCC]; requires each electronic voting system in state to produce voter-verified paper record that is suitable for manual audit; requires that voter be permitted to verify correctness of paper ballot; requires said system to produce permanent paper record that is available for correction of any error by voter & preserved for later use in manual audit, etc. Creates 101.56085. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.

The Florida Legislature's Regular Session begins on March 6, 2007 and will run through May 4, 2007.

The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee is specifically asking for citizens' input: 2006election@flsenate.gov

Daily Kos diaries on Florida voting legislation

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