Florida Senate - 2013 SB 782 By Senator Thompson 12-01485-13 2013782__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to early voting; amending s. 101.657, 3 F.S.; expanding the list of available sites at which 4 early voting may be held; deleting a requirement that 5 an early voting branch site be designated and used as 6 such for at least 1 year before an election; providing 7 an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 12 101.657, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 13 101.657 Early voting.— 14 (1)(a) As a convenience to the voter, the supervisor of 15 elections shall allow an elector to vote early in the main or 16 branch office of the supervisor.
The supervisor shall mark,17 code, indicate on, or otherwise track the voter’s precinct for18 each early voted ballot. In order for a branch office to be used19 for early voting, it shall be a permanent facility of the20 supervisor and shall have been designated and used as such for21 at least 1 year prior to the election.The supervisor may also 22 designate any county or municipal facilities as early voting 23 sites. city hall or permanent public library facility as early24 voting sites;However, if so designated, the sites must be 25 geographically located so as to provide all voters in the county 26 an equal opportunity to cast a ballot, insofar as is 27 practicable. The supervisor shall mark, code, indicate on, or 28 otherwise track the voter’s precinct for each early voted 29 ballot. The results or tabulation of votes cast during early 30 voting may not be made before the close of the polls on election 31 day. Results shall be reported by precinct. 32 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.