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§ 97.0583 Voter registration at qualifying educational institutions.

Overview of Statute

This statute states that qualifying educational institutions are to provide students the opportunity to register to vote or update their voter registration record at least once a year on campus.


Each qualifying educational institution shall provide each student enrolled in that institution the opportunity to register to vote or to update a voter registration record on each campus at least once a year. Qualifying educational institutions are also encouraged to provide voter registration services at other times and places, such as upon application for financial aid, during admissions, at registration, upon issuance of student identifications, and at new-student orientation.


s. 3, ch. 96-327.

Definition [Qualifying Educational Institution]

Any public or private educational institution receiving state financial assistance which has, as its primary mission, the provision of education or training to students who are at least 18 years of age, provided such institution has more than 200 students enrolled in classes with the institution and provided that the recognized student government organization has requested this designation in writing and has filed the request with the office of the supervisor of elections in the county in which the institution is located. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(33).


Florida Cases

Out-of-State Cases

Federal Cases

Case Name: Diaz v. Cobb

Citation: 541 F.Supp.2d 1319

Federal District Court: Southern District of Florida

Year: 2008

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Case Summary: Diaz v. Cobb held that Florida's 29 day deadline for submitting a completed voter registration form was constitutionally permissible because it furthered the state's interest in holding orderly elections.

Additional Resources

Further Reading

  • Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 55, Qualifying educational institution

  • 0050 SURVEYS 9; Voter Registration