Bill No. 1589
Amendment No. 633577
Senate House

1Representative(s) Gottlieb offered the following:
3     Amendment to Amendment (426201) (with title amendment)
4     Between line(s) 2131 and 2132, insert:
5     Section 48.  Section 101.5606, Florida Statutes, is amended
6to read:
7     101.5606  Requirements for approval of systems.--No
8electronic or electromechanical voting system shall be approved
9by the Department of State unless it is so constructed that:
10     (1)  It permits and requires voting in secrecy.
11     (2)  It permits each elector to vote at any election for
12all persons and offices for whom and for which the elector is
13lawfully entitled to vote, and no others; to vote for as many
14persons for an office as the elector is entitled to vote for;
15and to vote for or against any question upon which the elector
16is entitled to vote.
17     (3)  It immediately rejects a ballot where the number of
18votes for an office or measure exceeds the number which the
19voter is entitled to cast or where the tabulating equipment
20reads the ballot as a ballot with no votes cast.
21     (4)  For systems using paper ballots, it accepts a rejected
22ballot pursuant to subsection (3) if a voter chooses to cast the
23ballot, but records no vote for any office that has been
24overvoted or undervoted.
25     (5)  It is capable of correctly counting votes.
26     (6)  It permits each voter at a primary election to vote
27only for the candidates seeking nomination by the political
28party in which such voter is registered, for any candidate for
29nonpartisan office, and for any question upon which the voter is
30entitled to vote.
31     (7)  At presidential elections it permits each elector, by
32one operation, to vote for all presidential electors of a party
33or for all presidential electors of candidates for President and
34Vice President with no party affiliation.
35     (8)  It provides a method for write-in voting.
36     (9)  It is capable of accumulating a count of the specific
37number of ballots tallied for a precinct, accumulating total
38votes by candidate for each office, and accumulating total votes
39for and against each question and issue of the ballots tallied
40for a precinct.
41     (10)  It is capable of tallying votes from ballots of
42different political parties from the same precinct, in the case
43of a primary election.
44     (11)  It is capable of automatically producing precinct
45totals in printed, marked, or punched form, or a combination
47     (12)  If it is of a type which registers votes
48electronically, it will permit each voter to change his or her
49vote for any candidate or upon any question appearing on the
50official ballot up to the time that the voter takes the final
51step to register his or her vote and to have the vote computed.
52     (13)  It is capable of producing a voter-verified paper
53record suitable for a manual audit as specified in subsection
55     (14)(13)  It is capable of providing paper records from
56which the operation of the voting system may be audited.
57     (15)(14)  It uses a precinct-count tabulation system.
58     (16)(15)  It does not use an apparatus or device for the
59piercing of ballots by the voter.
61================ T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T =============
62     Remove line(s) 2304 and insert:
63amending s. 101.5606, F.S.; requiring that an electronic
64or electromechanical voting system be capable of producing
65a voter-verified paper record that is suitable for a
66manual audit; providing effective dates.

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