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Title IX
Chapter 98
Registration Office, Officers, And Procedures
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Section 98.0975, Florida Statutes 2000

98.0975  Central voter file; periodic list maintenance.--

(1)  By August 15, 1998, the division shall provide to each county supervisor of elections a list containing the name, address, date of birth, race, gender, and any other available information identifying the voter of each person included in the central voter file as a registered voter in the supervisor's county who:

(a)  Is deceased;

(b)  Has been convicted of a felony and has not had his or her civil rights restored; or

(c)  Has been adjudicated mentally incompetent and whose mental capacity with respect to voting has not been restored.

(2)  The division shall annually update the information required in subsection (1) and forward a like list to each supervisor by June 1 of each year.

(3)(a)  In order to meet its obligations under this section, the division shall annually contract with a private entity to compare information in the central voter file with available information in other computer databases, including, without limitation, databases containing reliable criminal records and records of deceased persons.

(b)  The entity contracted by the division is designated as an agent of the division for purposes of administering the contract, and must be limited to seeking only that information which is necessary for the division to meet its obligations under this section. Information obtained under this section may not be used for any purpose other than determining voter eligibility.

(4)  Upon receiving the list from the division, the supervisor must attempt to verify the information provided. If the supervisor does not determine that the information provided by the division is incorrect, the supervisor must remove from the registration books by the next subsequent election the name of any person who is deceased, convicted of a felony, or adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting.

History.--s. 8, ch. 98-129.