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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 101.043
101.043 Identification required at polls.
(1) 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 prior to 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:
(a) Florida driver’s license.
(b) Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
(c) United States passport.
(d) Debit or credit card.
(e) Military identification.
(f) Student identification.
(g) Retirement center identification.
(h) Neighborhood association identification.
(i) Public assistance identification.

If the picture identification does not contain the signature of the voter, an additional identification that provides the voter’s signature shall be required. The elector shall sign his or her name in the space provided on the precinct register or on an electronic device provided for recording the voter’s signature. The clerk or inspector shall compare the signature with that on the identification provided by the elector and enter his or her initials in the space provided on the precinct register or on an electronic device provided for that purpose and allow the elector to vote if the clerk or inspector is satisfied as to the identity of the elector.

1(2) If the elector fails to furnish the required identification, the elector shall be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. The canvassing board shall determine the validity of the ballot pursuant to s. 101.048(2).
History.s. 1, ch. 77-267; s. 533, ch. 95-147; s. 10, ch. 98-129; s. 3, ch. 2001-40; s. 13, ch. 2003-415; s. 23, ch. 2005-277; s. 30, ch. 2005-278; s. 26, ch. 2007-30.
1Note.As amended and redesignated from subsection (3) by s. 23, ch. 2005-277. For a description of multiple acts in the same session affecting a statutory provision, see preface to the Florida Statutes, “Statutory Construction.” This provision was also amended by s. 30, ch. 2005-278, and that version reads:

(2) If the elector who fails to furnish the required identification is an elector subject to s. 97.0535 and has not provided the required identification to a voter registration official prior to election day, the elector shall be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. The canvassing board shall determine the validity of the ballot pursuant to s. 101.048(2).

Note.Former s. 98.471.