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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title IX
Chapter 101
Voting Methods And Procedure
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Section 101.32, Florida Statutes 2000

101.32  Adoption of voting machines; powers incident to adoption.--

(1)  The board of county commissioners or the governing body of a municipality may, if it so elects, submit to the electors of a county or municipality at a general or special election the question of whether it shall adopt voting machines; however, no special election shall be called for the sole purpose of determining this question.

(2)  If a majority of the electors approve of same, the board of county commissioners of the county or governing body of the municipality shall adopt for use at elections any kind of voting machine that meets the requirements set forth in s. 101.28, and the machines shall be used at any and all elections held in the county or municipality or any part thereof for voting, registering, and counting votes cast at any election; except that the board of county commissioners or governing body of the municipality may purchase, install, and use not to exceed five voting machines for experimenting with same in districts or precincts without submission of the question to the electors of the county or municipality. Voting machines may be adopted for use in different districts in the same county or municipality.

(3)  The provisions of this section relating to the submission of a question to the public with respect to the adoption of voting machines shall be construed as permissive.

(4)  In every case in which the governing body of any municipality shall adopt and use at any precinct any voting machine, the governing body may do anything necessary which it deems to be requisite to a fair, honest, and satisfactory use of the machines.

History.--ss. 3, 28, ch. 13893, 1929; CGL 1936 Supp. 337(3), (27); s. 2, ch. 18405, 1937; s. 5, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 1, ch. 59-116; s. 18, ch. 77-175.

Note.--Former ss. 100.03, 100.32.