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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title IX
Chapter 98
Registration Office, Officers, And Procedures
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Section 98.461, Florida Statutes 2000

98.461  Registration form, precinct register; contents.--A registration form, approved by the Department of State, containing the information required in s. 97.052 shall be filed alphabetically in the office of the supervisor as the master list of electors of the county. However, the registration forms may be microfilmed and such microfilms substituted for the original registration forms; or, when voter registration information, including the voter's signature, is maintained digitally or on electronic, magnetic, or optic media, such stored information may be substituted for the original registration form. Such microfilms or stored information shall be retained in the custody of the supervisor of elections. In the event the original registration forms are microfilmed or maintained digitally or on electronic or other media, such originals may be destroyed in accordance with the schedule approved by the Bureau of Archives and Records Management of the Division of Library and Information Services of the Department of State. As an alternative, the information from the registration form, including the signature, may be electronically reproduced and stored as provided in s. 98.451. A computer printout may be used at the polls as a precinct register in lieu of the registration books. The precinct register shall contain the date of the election, the precinct number, and the following information concerning each registered elector: last name, first name, and middle name or initial; party affiliation; residence address; registration number; date of birth; sex, if provided; race, if provided; whether the voter needs assistance in voting; and such other additional information as to readily identify the elector. The precinct register may also contain a list of the forms of identification, which must include, but is not limited to, a Florida driver's license, a Florida identification card issued under s. 322.051, or another form of picture identification approved by the Department of State. The precinct register may also contain a space for the elector's signature, a space for the initials of the witnessing clerk or inspector, and a space for the signature slip or ballot number.

History.--s. 1, ch. 77-267; s. 1, ch. 86-200; s. 6, ch. 90-315; s. 36, ch. 94-224; s. 30, ch. 97-13; s. 9, ch. 98-129.