§ 97.0585 Public records exemption; information regarding voters and voter registration; confidentiality.
Overview of Statute
This statute outlines the information that is confidential in the voter registration process.
(1) The following information held by an agency as defined in s. 119.011 is confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution and may be used only for purposes of voter registration:
(b) Information relating to the place where a person registered to vote or where a person updated a voter registration.
(c) The social security number, driver license number, and Florida identification number of a voter registration applicant or voter.
(d) Information related to a voter registration applicant’s or voter’s prior felony conviction and whether such person has had his or her voting rights restored by the Board of Executive Clemency or pursuant to s. 4, Art. VI of the State Constitution.
(e) All information concerning preregistered voter registration applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age.
(f) Paragraphs (d) and (e) are subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2024, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
ss. 1, 2, ch. 94-345; s. 24, ch. 96-406; ss. 1, 3, ch. 2005-279; s. 1, ch. 2010-42; ss. 1, 2, ch. 2010-115; s. 11, ch. 2013-15; s. 1, ch. 2015-78; s. 1, ch. 2019-55.
Subsections 1(d) and 1(e) are repealed by the terms of subsection 1(f) on October 2, 2024, unless reviewed and saved from repeal by the Legislature.
1. Definition for Person
An individual or a corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, club, organization, estate, trust, business trust, syndicate, or other combination of individuals having collective capacity. The term includes a political party, affiliated party committee, or political committee. Fla. Stat. § 106.011(14).
Regulations & Guidance
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 67, Confidentiality of records
Fla. Jur. 2d Records and Recording Acts s 103, Information as to victims of sexual offenses and domestic or child abuse
Fla. Jur. 2d Records and Recording Acts s 131, Miscellaneous records