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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title IX
Chapter 98
Registration Office, Officers, And Procedures
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Section 98.471, Florida Statutes 2000

98.471  Use of precinct register at polls.--The precinct register, as prescribed in s. 98.461, may be used at the polls in lieu of the registration books for the purpose of identifying the elector at the polls prior to allowing him or her to vote. The clerk or inspector shall require each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present 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 elector shall sign his or her name in the space provided, and the clerk or inspector shall compare the signature with that on the identification provided by the elector and enter his or her initials in the space provided and allow the elector to vote if the clerk or inspector is satisfied as to the identity of the elector. If the elector fails to furnish the required identification, or if the clerk or inspector is in doubt as to the identity of the elector, such clerk or inspector shall follow the procedure prescribed in s. 101.49. The precinct register may also contain the information set forth in s. 101.47(8) and, if so, the inspector shall follow the procedure required in s. 101.47, except that the identification provided by the elector shall be used for the signature comparison.

History.--s. 1, ch. 77-267; s. 533, ch. 95-147; s. 10, ch. 98-129.