RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
1S-2.031: Recount Procedures
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the proposed rule revision is to conform the rule to law that now allows the Secretary of State in lieu of the Elections Canvassing Commission, to order recounts for federal, statewide, and multicounty races. Additionally the revisions codify practices that have evolved over time to improve the machine and manual recount processes. The revisions will also reflect a substantial re-write of the rule in order to re-organize and simplify the language in the rule. The rule incorporates by reference DS-DE 72/105 which contains the sample ballot image reports for the various voting systems that are to be used in a manual recount of touchscreen ballots for determining whether a voter has cast an undervote.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Recount procedures.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 20.10(3), 97.012(1), 102.166 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 102.166 FS.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: December 19, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Room 307, R.A. Gray Building, Florida Department of State, 500 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Eddie L. Phillips, Executive Assistant, Office of General Counsel, Department of State at (850)245-6500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 days before the workshop. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Maria Matthews, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel at (850)245-6536, Maria.Matthews@dos.myflorida.com or Dr. Gisela Salas, Director, Division of Elections, (850)245-6200, Gisela.Salas@dos.myflorida.com, Florida Department of State, 500 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.