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The 2016 Florida Statutes

Title IX
ELECTORS AND ELECTIONS
Chapter 104
ELECTION CODE: VIOLATIONS; PENALTIES
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F.S. 104.0615
104.0615 Voter intimidation or suppression prohibited; criminal penalties.
(1) This section may be cited as the “Voter Protection Act.”
(2) A person may not directly or indirectly use or threaten to use force, violence, or intimidation or any tactic of coercion or intimidation to induce or compel an individual to:
(a) Vote or refrain from voting;
(b) Vote or refrain from voting for any particular individual or ballot measure;
(c) Refrain from registering to vote; or
(d) Refrain from acting as a legally authorized election official or poll watcher.
(3) A person may not knowingly use false information to:
(a) Challenge an individual’s right to vote;
(b) Induce or attempt to induce an individual to refrain from voting or registering to vote; or
(c) Induce or attempt to induce an individual to refrain from acting as a legally authorized election official or poll watcher.
(4) A person may not knowingly destroy, mutilate, or deface a voter registration form or election ballot or obstruct or delay the delivery of a voter registration form or election ballot.
(5) A person who violates subsection (2), subsection (3), or subsection (4) commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 76, ch. 2005-277.