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Title IX
Chapter 101
Voting Methods And Procedure
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Section 101.37, Florida Statutes 2000

101.37  Location of voting machines.--At all elections where voting machines are used, the arrangement of the polling room shall be as follows: The exterior of the voting machine and every part of the polling room shall be in plain view of the election officers; the voting machine shall be placed at least 1 foot from every wall or partition of the polling room and at least 4 feet from any table where any of the election officers may be engaged or seated. The voting machine shall be so placed that the ballots on the face of the machine can be plainly seen by the election officers and the party watchers when not in use by electors. The election officers shall not themselves be, or permit any other person to be in any position or near any position that will permit one to see or ascertain how an elector votes, or how an elector has voted. The election officer attending the machine shall inspect the face of the machine after each elector has cast his or her vote, to see that the ballots on the face of the machine are in proper places and that the machine has not been injured. During elections the door or other covering of the counter compartment of the machine shall not be unlocked or open, or the counters exposed except for good and sufficient reasons, a statement of which shall be made and signed by the election officers and shall be sent with the returns.

History.--s. 19, ch. 13893, 1929; CGL 1936 Supp. 337(19); s. 5, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 570, ch. 95-147.

Note.--Former s. 100.19.