Florida Senate - 2019 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 7066 Ì842530uÎ842530 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 1/AD/2R . 04/26/2019 10:49 AM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Baxley moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 439 - 456 4 and insert: 5 (9)(a) The Department of State shall adopt rules 6 prescribing a uniform primary and general election ballot for 7 each certified voting system. The rules shall incorporate the 8 requirements set forth in this section and shall prescribe 9 additional matters and forms that include, without limitation: 10 1. The ballot title followed by clear and unambiguous 11 ballot instructions and directions limited to a single location 12 on the ballot, either: 13 a. Centered across the top of the ballot; or 14 b. In the leftmost column, with no individual races in that 15 column unless it is the only column on the ballot; 16 2. Individual race layout;
and17 3. Overall ballot layout; and 18 4. Oval vote targets as the only permissible type of vote 19 target, except as provided in s. 101.56075. 20 (b) The departmentrules must shallgraphically depict a 21 sample uniform primary and general election ballot form for each 22 certified voting system. 23 Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 24 101.657, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 25 101.657 Early voting.— 26 (1)(a) As a convenience to the voter, the supervisor of 27 elections shall allow an elector to vote early in the main or 28 branch office of the supervisor. The supervisor shall mark, 29 code, indicate on, or otherwise track the voter’s precinct for 30 each early voted ballot. In order for a branch office to be used 31 for early voting, it shall be a permanent facility of the 32 supervisor and shall have been designated and used as such for 33 at least 1 year prior to the election. The supervisor may also 34 designate any city hall, permanent public library facility, 35 fairground, civic center, courthouse, county commission 36 building, stadium, convention center, government-owned senior 37 center, or government-owned community center as early voting 38 sites; however, if so designated, the sites must be 39 geographically located so as to provide all voters in the county 40 an equal opportunity to cast a ballot, insofar as is 41 practicable, and must provide sufficient nonpermitted parking to 42 accommodate the anticipated amount of voters. In addition, a 43 supervisor may designate one early voting site per election in 44 an area of the county that does not have any of the eligible 45 early voting locations. Such additional early voting site must 46 be geographically located so as to provide all voters in that 47 area with an equal opportunity to cast a ballot, insofar as is 48 practicable, and must provide sufficient nonpermitted parking to 49 accommodate the anticipated amount of voters. Each county shall, 50 at a minimum, operate the same total number of early voting 51 sites for a general election which the county operated for the 52 2012 general election. The results or tabulation of votes cast 53 during early voting may not be made before the close of the 54 polls on election day. Results shall be reported by precinct. 55 Section 11. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section 56 102.031, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (e) is 57 added to that subsection, to read: 58 102.031 Maintenance of good order at polls; authorities; 59 persons allowed in polling rooms and early voting areas; 60 unlawful solicitation of voters.— 61 (4) 62 (c) Each supervisor of elections shall inform the clerk of 63 the area within which soliciting is unlawful, based on the 64 particular characteristics of that polling place. The supervisor 65 or the clerk may take any reasonable action necessary to ensure 66 order at the polling places, including, but not limited to, 67 having disruptive and unruly persons removed by law enforcement 68 officers from the polling room or place or from the 150-foot 69 100-footzone surrounding the polling place. 70 (e) The owner, operator, or lessee of the property on which 71 a polling place or an early voting site is located, or an agent 72 or employee thereof, may not prohibit the solicitation of voters 73 outside of the no-solicitation zone during polling hours. 74 75 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 76 And the title is amended as follows: 77 Between lines 32 and 33 78 insert: 79 101.657, F.S.; requiring sufficient nonpermitting 80 parking for voters at certain early voting locations; 81 amending s. 102.031, F.S.; conforming a provision to 82 changes made by the act; prohibiting the owners or 83 operators of a location on which a polling place or 84 early voting site is located from restricting 85 solicitation in certain areas; amending s.