Florida Senate - 2015 SB 386
By Senator Gibson
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
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.