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Title IX
Chapter 101
Voting Methods And Procedure
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Section 101.685, Florida Statutes 2000

101.685  Absentee ballot coordinators.--

(1)(a)  At least 28 days before a general or special election, the state executive committee of any political party having a candidate on the ballot may submit to the division a list of persons to be absentee ballot coordinators. Each state executive committee may designate a number of absentee ballot coordinators equal to the number of state Senate districts. However, for a special election for state senator or member of the House of Representatives, each state executive committee may designate no more than 10 absentee ballot coordinators. Absentee ballot coordinators may not be designated for primary elections or for elections involving only municipal or nonpartisan candidates.

(b)  The Division of Elections shall investigate the criminal background of each designee. Any designee who has been convicted of a crime relating to elections shall not be certified as an absentee ballot coordinator, and the division shall so notify the designee and the appropriate political party.

(2)  The list must contain the full name, address, and Florida voter registration number of each absentee ballot coordinator.

(3)  An absentee ballot coordinator must submit to the political party the information required in subsection (2) and an affidavit from the absentee ballot coordinator that he or she has read and understands chapter 104.

(4)  Certification of an individual as an absentee ballot coordinator under this section is valid until the polls close on the day of the election for which the coordinator is designated, and the state executive committee of a political party submitting a list of absentee ballot coordinators under this section must maintain the records required in subsection (3) for 2 years.

(5)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an absentee ballot coordinator may witness an unlimited number of absentee ballots in the general or special election for which designated.

History.--s. 21, ch. 98-129.