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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title IX
ELECTORS AND ELECTIONS
Chapter 104
Election Code: Violations; Penalties
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Section 104.047, Florida Statutes 2000

104.047  Absentee ballots and voting; violations.--

(1)  Any person who provides or offers to provide, and any person who accepts, a pecuniary or other benefit in exchange for distributing, ordering, requesting, collecting, delivering, or otherwise physically possessing absentee ballots, except as provided in ss. 101.6105-101.694, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(2)  Except as provided in s. 101.62 or s. 101.655, any person who requests an absentee ballot on behalf of an elector is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(3)  Any person, other than a notary or other officer entitled to administer oaths or an absentee ballot coordinator as provided by s. 101.685, who witnesses more than five ballots in any single election, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(4)  Any person who marks or designates a choice on the ballot of another person, except as provided in s. 101.051, s. 101.655, or s. 101.661, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(5)  Any person who returns more than two absentee ballots to the supervisors of elections in violation of s. 101.647 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.--s. 26, ch. 98-129; s. 34, ch. 99-2.