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.
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