The purpose of the new rule is to ensure that each voter registration agency designated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1995 and by Section 97.058, F.S., is complying with the requirements of NVRA. The proposed rules requires each ...  


  • RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
    1S-2.048: NVRA-Voter Registration Agencies
    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the new rule is to ensure that each voter registration agency designated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1995 and by Section 97.058, F.S., is complying with the requirements of NVRA. The proposed rules requires each such agency: 1) to designate a coordinator and act as a liaison to the Department of State’s NVRA coordinator, 2) to ensure compliance with the federal and state law governing voter registration activities, 3) to record for each client voter registration services provided, 4) to report quarterly the number of applications for new registration and updates are received, and 5) to require training for staff. The proposed rule also incorporates by reference DS-DE #77-ENG (eff. 04/2011) and DS-DE #77-SPN (eff. 04/2011), a form in English and in Spanish that combines the preference form (allows for tracking voter registration activity and a detachable national mail-in application form. No statement of estimated regulatory cost is triggered and therefore no statement is prepared. Since no SERC is required or prepared, and no information exists other than past experiences associated with this subject matter, the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification pursuant to Section 120.541(3), Florida Statutes, or any other statute, in order to become effective.
    SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: NVRA duties off federal and state designated voter registration agencies.
    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 20.10(3), 97.012, 97.058(9) FS.
    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 97.012(7), (10), 97.058, FS., 42 U.S.C. 1973gg
    A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
    DATE AND TIME: August 15, 2011, 4:15 p.m.
    PLACE: Florida Department of State, R.A. Gray Building, Room 307, 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, Florida Department of State at 1(850)245-6500 or elphillips@dos.state.fl.us. 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, Florida Department of State, 500 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250, at (850)245-6536 or mimatthews@dos.state.fl.us or Peggy Taff, Chief, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, Division of Elections, Florida Department of State at (850)245-6200 or ptaff@dos.state.fl.us

    THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.

Document Information

Subject:
NVRA duties off federal and state designated voter registration agencies.
Purpose:
The purpose of the new rule is to ensure that each voter registration agency designated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1995 and by Section 97.058, F.S., is complying with the requirements of NVRA. The proposed rules requires each such agency: 1) to designate a coordinator and act as a liaison to the Department of State’s NVRA coordinator, 2) to ensure compliance with the federal and state law governing voter registration activities, 3) to record for each client voter ...
Rulemaking Authority:
20.10(3), 97.012, 97.058(9) FS.
Law:
97.012(7), (10), 97.058, FS., 42 U.S.C. 1973gg
Contact:
Maria Matthews, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of State, 500 S. Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250, at (850)245-6536 or mimatthews@dos.state.fl.us or Peggy Taff, Chief, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, Division of Elections, Florida Department of State at (850)245-6200 or ptaff@dos.state.fl.us
Related Rules: (1)
1S-2.048. State and Federal-Designated NVRA Voter Registration Agencies - Responsibilities