§ 101.001 Precincts and polling places; boundaries
§ 101.002 Use of system by municipalities
§ 101.015 Standards for voting systems
§ 101.017 Bureau of Voting Systems Certification
§ 101.019 Ranked-choice voting prohibited
§ 101.021 Elector to vote the primary ballot of the political party in which he or she is registered
§ 101.031 Instructions for electors
§ 101.041 Secret voting
§ 101.043 Identification required at polls
§ 101.045 Electors must be registered in precinct; provisions for change of residence or name
§ 101.048 Provisional ballots
§ 101.049 Provisional ballots; special circumstances
§ 101.051 Electors seeking assistance in casting ballots; oath to be executed; forms to be furnished
§ 101.111 Voter challenges
§ 101.131 Watchers at polls
§ 101.151 Specifications for ballots
§ 101.161 Referenda; ballots
§ 101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations
§ 101.20 Publication of ballot form; sample ballots
§ 101.21 Official ballots; number; printing; payment
§ 101.23 Election inspector to keep list of those voting
§ 101.24 Ballot boxes and ballots
§ 101.2512 Candidates’ names on general election ballots.
§ 101.2515 Translation of ballot language
§ 101.252 Candidates entitled to have names printed on certain ballots; exception
§ 101.254 When nominated names to appear in groups or districts
§ 101.292 Definitions; ss. 101.292-101.295
§ 101.293 Competitive sealed bids and proposals required
§ 101.294 Purchase and sale of voting equipment
§ 101.295 Penalties for violation
§ 101.34 Custody of voting system
§ 101.341 Prohibited activities by voting system custodians and deputy custodians
§ 101.43 Substitute ballot
§ 101.49 Procedure of election officers where signatures differ
§ 101.51 Electors to occupy booth alone
§ 101.545 Retention and destruction of certain election materials
§ 101.5601 Short title
§ 101.5602 Purpose
§ 101.5603 Definitions relating to Electronic Voting Systems Act
§ 101.5604 Adoption of system; procurement of equipment; commercial tabulations
§ 101.56042 Punch card type systems prohibited
§ 101.5605 Examination and approval of equipment
§ 101.5606 Requirements for approval of systems
§ 101.56062 Standards for accessible voting systems
§ 101.56063 Accessibility of voting systems and polling places; intent; eligibility for federal funding
§ 101.56064 Application for federal funds under ch. 2002-281
§ 101.56065 Voting system defects; disclosure; investigations; penalties
§ 101.5607 Department of State to maintain voting system information; prepare software
§ 101.56075 Voting methods
§ 101.5608 Voting by electronic or electromechanical method; procedures
§ 101.5610 Inspection of ballot by election board
§ 101.5611 Instructions to electors
§ 101.5612 Testing of tabulating equipment
§ 101.5613 Examination of equipment during voting
§ 101.5614 Canvass of returns
§ 101.572 Public inspection of ballots
§ 101.58 Supervising and observing registration and election processes
§ 101.591 Voting system audit
§ 101.5911 Rulemaking authority for voting system audit procedures
§ 101.595 Analysis and reports of voting problems
§ 101.6101 Short title
§ 101.6102 Mail ballot elections; limitations
§ 101.6103 Mail ballot election procedure
§ 101.6104 Challenge of votes
§ 101.6105 Vote-by-mail voting
§ 101.6106 Application of other election laws
§ 101.6107 Department of State to adopt rules
§ 101.62 Request for vote-by-mail ballots
§ 101.64 Delivery of vote-by-mail ballots; envelopes; form
§ 101.65 Instructions to absent electors
§ 101.655 Supervised voting by absent electors in certain facilities
§ 101.657 Early voting
§ 101.661 Voting vote-by-mail ballots
§ 101.662 Accessibility of vote-by-mail ballots
§ 101.663 Electors; change of residence to another state
§ 101.665 Administration of oaths; military personnel, federal employees, and other absentee registrants
§ 101.67 Safekeeping of mailed ballots; deadline for receiving vote-by-mail ballots
§ 101.68 Canvassing of vote-by-mail ballot
§ 101.69 Voting in person; return of vote-by-mail ballot
§ 101.6921 Delivery of special vote-by-mail ballot to certain first-time voters
§ 101.6923 Special vote-by-mail ballot instructions for certain first-time voters
§ 101.6925 Canvassing special vote-by-mail ballots
§ 101.694 Mailing of ballots upon receipt of federal postcard application
§ 101.6951 State write-in vote-by-mail ballot
§ 101.6952 Vote-by-mail ballots for absent uniformed services and overseas voters
§ 101.697 Electronic transmission of election materials
§ 101.698 Absentee voting in emergency situations
§ 101.71 Polling place
§ 101.715 Accessibility of polling places for people having a disability
§ 101.731 Short title
§ 101.732 Definitions relating to Elections Emergency Act
§ 101.733 Election emergency; purpose; elections emergency contingency plan
§ 101.74 Temporary change of polling place in case of emergency
§ 101.75 Municipal elections; change of dates for cause

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 101 - Voting Methods and Procedure

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Alley: means a right-of-way providing a secondary means of access and service to abutting property. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annexation: means the adding of real property to the boundaries of an incorporated municipality, such addition making such real property in every way a part of the municipality. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Block: includes "tier" or "group" and means a group of lots existing within well-defined and fixed boundaries, usually being an area surrounded by streets or other physical barriers and having an assigned number, letter, or other name through which it may be identified. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Board: means any board appointed by a municipality, county commission, or state agency, such as the planning and zoning board, area planning board, or the governing board of a drainage district. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Chief administrative officer: means the municipal administrator, municipal manager, county manager, county administrator, or other officer of the municipality, county, or independent special district who reports directly to the governing body of the local government. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Common disaster: A sudden and extraordinary misfortune that brings about the simultaneous or near-simultaneous deaths of two or more associated persons, such as husband and wife.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contiguous: means that a substantial part of a boundary of the territory sought to be annexed by a municipality is coterminous with a part of the boundary of the municipality. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contraction: means the reversion of real property within municipal boundaries to an unincorporated status. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cul-de-sac: means a street terminated at the end by a vehicular turnaround. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Developer: means the owners of record executing the dedication required by…. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Easement: means any strip of land created by a subdivider for public or private utilities, drainage, sanitation, or other specified uses having limitations, the title to which shall remain in the name of the property owner, subject to the right of use designated in the reservation of the servitude. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Enclave: means :
    (a) Any unincorporated improved or developed area that is enclosed within and bounded on all sides by a single municipality; or
    (b) Any unincorporated improved or developed area that is enclosed within and bounded by a single municipality and a natural or manmade obstacle that allows the passage of vehicular traffic to that unincorporated area only through the municipality. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • governing body: means the council, commission, or other board or body in which the general legislative powers of the municipality shall be vested. See Florida Statutes 166.101
  • Governing body: means the board of county commissioners or the legal governing body of a county, municipality, town, or village of this state. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Independent special district: means an independent special district, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Initiating county: means a county that commences the process for negotiating an interlocal service boundary agreement through the adoption of an initiating resolution. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Initiating local government: means a county, municipality, or independent special district that commences the process for negotiating an interlocal service boundary agreement through the adoption of an initiating resolution. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Initiating municipality: means a municipality that commences the process for negotiating an interlocal service boundary agreement through the adoption of an initiating resolution. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Initiating resolution: means a resolution adopted by a county, municipality, or independent special district which commences the process for negotiating an interlocal service boundary agreement and which identifies the unincorporated area and other issues for discussion. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Interlocal service boundary agreement: means an agreement adopted under this part, between a county and one or more municipalities, which may include one or more independent special districts as parties to the agreement. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Invited local government: means an invited county, municipality, or special district and any other local government designated as such in an initiating resolution or a responding resolution that invites the local government to participate in negotiating an interlocal service boundary agreement. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Invited municipality: means an initiating municipality and any other municipality designated as such in an initiating resolution or a responding resolution that invites the municipality to participate in negotiating an interlocal service boundary agreement. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal entity: means an entity that holds a certificate of authorization issued under chapter 472, whether the entity is a corporation, partnership, association, or person practicing under a fictitious name. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Lot: includes tract or parcel and means the least fractional part of subdivided lands having limited fixed boundaries, and an assigned number, letter, or other name through which it may be identified. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Monument: means a survey marker which must:
    (a) Be composed of a durable material. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipal service area: means one or more of the following as designated in an interlocal service boundary agreement:
    (a) An unincorporated area that has been identified in an interlocal service boundary agreement for municipal annexation by a municipality that is a party to the agreement. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Municipality: means a municipality created pursuant to general or special law authorized or recognized pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city, town, or village. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Newspaper of general circulation: means a newspaper printed in the language most commonly spoken in the area within which it circulates, which is readily available for purchase by all inhabitants in its area of circulation, but does not include a newspaper intended primarily for members of a particular professional or occupational group, a newspaper whose primary function is to carry legal notices, or a newspaper that is given away primarily to distribute advertising. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Notified local government: means the county or a municipality, other than an invited municipality, that receives an initiating resolution. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office of Economic and Demographic Research: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Participating resolution: means the resolution adopted by the initiating local government and the invited local government. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Parties affected: means any persons or firms owning property in, or residing in, either a municipality proposing annexation or contraction or owning property that is proposed for annexation to a municipality or any governmental unit with jurisdiction over such area. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plat or replat: means a map or delineated representation of the subdivision of lands, being a complete exact representation of the subdivision and other information in compliance with the requirement of all applicable sections of this part and of any local ordinances. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Professional surveyor and mapper: means a surveyor and mapper registered under chapter 472 who is in good standing with the Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • project: means a governmental undertaking approved by the governing body and includes all property rights, easements, and franchises relating thereto and deemed necessary or convenient for the construction, acquisition or operation thereof, and embraces any capital expenditure which the governing body of the municipality shall deem to be made for a public purpose including the refunding of any bonded indebtedness which may be outstanding on any existing project which is to be improved by means of a new project. See Florida Statutes 166.101
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public utility: includes any public or private utility, such as, but not limited to, storm drainage, sanitary sewers, electric power, water service, gas service, or telephone line, whether underground or overhead. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Requesting resolution: means the resolution adopted by a municipality seeking to participate in the negotiation of an interlocal service boundary agreement. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Responding resolution: means the resolution adopted by the county or an invited municipality which responds to the initiating resolution and which may identify an additional unincorporated area or another issue for discussion, or both, and may designate an additional invited municipality or independent special district. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Right-of-way: means land dedicated, deeded, used, or to be used for a street, alley, walkway, boulevard, drainage facility, access for ingress and egress, or other purpose by the public, certain designated individuals, or governing bodies. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State plane coordinates: means the system of plane coordinates which has been established by the National Ocean Service for defining and stating the positions or locations of points on the surface of the earth within the state and shall hereinafter be known and designated as the "Florida State Plane Coordinate System. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Street: includes any access way such as a street, road, lane, highway, avenue, boulevard, alley, parkway, viaduct, circle, court, terrace, place, or cul-de-sac, and also includes all of the land lying between the right-of-way lines as delineated on a plat showing such streets, whether improved or unimproved, but shall not include those access ways such as easements and rights-of-way intended solely for limited utility purposes, such as for electric power lines, gas lines, telephone lines, water lines, drainage and sanitary sewers, and easements of ingress and egress. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Subdivision: means the division of land into three or more lots, parcels, tracts, tiers, blocks, sites, units, or any other division of land; and includes establishment of new streets and alleys, additions, and resubdivisions; and, when appropriate to the context, relates to the process of subdividing or to the lands or area subdivided. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Survey data: means all information shown on the face of a plat that would delineate the physical boundaries of the subdivision and any parts thereof. See Florida Statutes 177.031
  • Unincorporated service area: means one or more of the following as designated in an interlocal service boundary agreement:
    (a) An unincorporated area that has been identified in an interlocal service boundary agreement and that may not be annexed without the consent of the county. See Florida Statutes 171.202
  • Urban in character: means an area used intensively for residential, urban recreational or conservation parklands, commercial, industrial, institutional, or governmental purposes or an area undergoing development for any of these purposes. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Urban purposes: means that land is used intensively for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental purposes, including any parcels of land retained in their natural state or kept free of development as dedicated greenbelt areas. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Urban services: means any services offered by a municipality, either directly or by contract, to any of its present residents. See Florida Statutes 171.031
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01