Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 386
       By Senator Gibson
       9-00180-15                                             2015386__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to voter registration; amending s.
    3         97.1031, F.S.; requiring the supervisor of elections
    4         to make available an online form that allows an
    5         elector to electronically submit a notice of in-state
    6         change of residence; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Section 97.1031, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   11  read:
   12         97.1031 Notice of change of residence, change of name, or
   13  change of party affiliation.—
   14         (1)(a) An When an elector changes his or her residence
   15  address, the elector shall must notify the supervisor of
   16  elections of any change in his or her residence address. Except
   17  as provided in paragraph (b), an address change must be
   18  submitted using a voter registration application.
   19         (b) If the address change is within this the state, the
   20  elector may provide and notice is provided to the supervisor of
   21  elections of the county where the elector has moved, the elector
   22  may do so by any of the following methods:
   23         1. Contacting the supervisor of elections by via telephone
   24  or electronic means, in which case the elector must provide his
   25  or her date of birth.; or
   26         2.Electronically submitting a notice of change of
   27  residence. The supervisor of elections shall make available an
   28  online form on his or her official website for this purpose.
   29         3.2. Submitting the change on a voter registration
   30  application or other signed written notice.
   31         (2) When an elector seeks to change party affiliation, the
   32  elector shall notify his or her supervisor of elections or other
   33  voter registration official by using a signed written notice
   34  that contains the elector’s date of birth or voter registration
   35  number. When an elector changes his or her name by marriage or
   36  other legal process, the elector shall notify his or her
   37  supervisor of elections or other voter registration official by
   38  using a signed written notice that contains the elector’s date
   39  of birth or voter’s registration number.
   40         (3) The voter registration official shall make the
   41  necessary changes in the elector’s records as soon as practical
   42  upon receipt of such notice of a change of address of legal
   43  residence, name, or party affiliation. The supervisor of
   44  elections shall issue the new voter information card.
   45         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.