§ 97.1031 Notice of change of residence, change of name, or change of party affiliation.
Overview of Statute
This statute governs the process by which registered voters must notify supervisors of elections if they have a change of residence, name, or party affiliation.
(b) If the address change is within the state and notice is provided to the supervisor of elections of the county where the elector has moved, the elector may do so by:
- Contacting the supervisor of elections via telephone or electronic means, in which case the elector must provide his or her date of birth; or
- Submitting the change on a voter registration application or other signed written notice.
s. 7, ch. 78-403; s. 5, ch. 80-292; s. 21, ch. 94-224; s. 29, ch. 97-13; s. 31, ch. 99-2; s. 3, ch. 2000-250; s. 5, ch. 2002-189; s. 14, ch. 2005-278; s. 5, ch. 2005-286; s. 8, ch. 2011-40.
1. Definition for Supervisor
The supervisor of elections. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(36).
2. Definition for Voter Registration Official
Any supervisor of elections or individual authorized by the Secretary of State to accept voter registration applications and execute updates to the statewide voter registration system. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(43).
3. 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).
4. 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).
5. Definition for Election
Any primary election, special primary election, special election, general election, or presidential preference primary election. Fla. Stat. § 97.021(12).
Case Name: Florida v. U.S.
Citation: 885 F. Supp. 2d 299
Federal District Court: D.D.C.
Case URL: https://perma.cc/TS63-HLXB
Case Summary: Not preclearing Florida's early voting changes under § 5 of the Voting Rights Act, because the State failed to satisfy its burden of proving that those changes would not have a retrogressive effect on minority voters. The changes required only a minimum number of early voting hours, and that number represented about half of the hours required under the prior law.
Regulations & Guidance
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 58, Acceptance of voter registration applications; verification
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 61, Voter information cards
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 66, Change of elector's residence, name, or party
Fla. Jur. 2d Elections s 74, Members
APF Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Materials 6-1, CHANGE OF NAME