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§ 101.017 Bureau of Voting Systems Certification.

Overview of Statute

This statute creates the Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, a division of the Division of Elections of the Department of State. The Bureau is responsible for providing technical support to supervisors of elections and is responsible for voting system standards.


There is created a Bureau of Voting Systems Certification within the Division of Elections of the Department of State which shall provide technical support to the supervisors of elections and which is responsible for voting system standards and certification. The positions necessary for the bureau to accomplish its duties shall be established through the budgetary process.


s. 16, ch. 89-348; s. 20, ch. 90-315.

Definition [Voting System]
A method of casting and processing votes that functions wholly or partly by use of electromechanical or electronic apparatus or by use of marksense ballots and includes, but is not limited to, the procedures for casting and processing votes and the programs, operating manuals, supplies, printouts, and other software necessary for the system’s operation. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(45).
Definition [Election]

Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).

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