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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title IX
ELECTORS AND ELECTIONS
Chapter 101
Voting Methods And Procedure
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Section 101.56, Florida Statutes 2000

101.56  Locking machine; returning write-in ballots.--The election officers shall, as soon as the count is completed and ascertained, lock the counter compartment of the machine, and it shall so remain for a period of not less than 10 days, unless another election is to be held within 3 weeks, in which event the machine shall remain locked for 5 days, except in either event it may be opened by the canvassing board or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction. Whenever write-in ballots have been cast and counted by the election officers, the election officers shall return such ballots in a secured package labeled "write-in ballots" and file such package with the original statement of the result of the election made by them.

History.--s. 24, ch. 13893, 1929; CGL 1936 Supp. 337(24); s. 10, ch. 18405, 1937; s. 2, ch. 24089, 1947; s. 11, ch. 25035, 1949; s. 5, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 21, ch. 77-175; s. 12, ch. 81-105; s. 23, ch. 83-217.

Note.--Former s. 100.26.