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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title IX
Chapter 101
Voting Methods And Procedure
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Section 101.38, Florida Statutes 2000

101.38  Disposition of voting machine keys immediately following an election.--The keys of the machine shall be enclosed in an envelope supplied by the custodian on which shall be written the number of the machine and the district where it has been used, which envelope shall be securely sealed and endorsed by the election officers and returned to the officer from whom the keys were received. The number on the seal and the number registered on the protective counter shall be written on the envelope containing the keys. All keys for voting machines shall be kept securely locked by officials having them in charge. It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to have in his or her possession any key of any voting machine, and all election officers or persons entrusted with the keys for election purposes, education, or display purposes, or in the preparation of the machines, shall not retain them longer than necessary to use them for such purposes. All machines shall be stored in a suitable place as soon as possible after the election.

History.--s. 25, ch. 13893, 1929; CGL 1936 Supp. 337(25); s. 5, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 18, ch. 65-380; s. 18, ch. 77-175; s. 571, ch. 95-147.

Note.--Former s. 100.27.