§ 101.043 Identification required at polls.
Overview of Statute
(a) The precinct register, as prescribed in s. 98.461, shall be used at the polls for the purpose of identifying the elector at the polls before allowing him or her to vote. The clerk or inspector shall require each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present one of the following current and valid picture identifications:
1. Definition for Department
The Department of State. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(7).
2. Definition for Supervisor
The supervisor of elections. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(36).
3. Definition for Polling Place
The building which contains the polling room where ballots are cast. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(27).
4. Definition for Provisional Ballot
A conditional ballot, the validity of which is determined by the canvassing board. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(30).
5. Definition for Issue
A proposition that is required by the State Constitution, by law or resolution of the Legislature, or by the charter, ordinance, or resolution of a political subdivision of this state to be submitted to the electors for their approval or rejection at an election, or a proposition for which a petition is circulated in order to have such proposition placed on the ballot at an election. Fla. Stat. § 106.011(13).
6. Definition for Ballot
As used in the Electronic Voting Systems Act, ballot means the card, tape, or other vehicle upon which the elector’s choices are recorded. Fla. Stat. § 101.5603(2).
7. Definition for Elector
“Elector” is synonymous with the word “voter” or “qualified elector or voter,” except where the word is used to describe presidential electors. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(15).
Case Name: Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd.
Citation: 128 S. Ct. 1610
Federal District Court: Eastern District of Virginia
Case Summary: Crawford v. Marion County Election Board held that Indiana's voter ID law was constitutional, since the state's interests in election modernization, preventing voter fraud, and public confidence in the electoral process were enough to outweigh the minimal burden the law had on voters' rights.
Regulations & Guidance
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 150, Identification required at polls
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 155, Provisional ballots
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 163, Furnishing ballots