A county board of elections, by unanimous vote of all its members, may propose to designate two voting places to be used temporarily for the same precinct. The temporary designation of a voting place shall continue only for the term of office of the county board of elections making the designation. For any precinct that is temporarily given two voting places, the county board shall assign every voter to one or the other of those voting places.
The county board's proposal is subject to approval by the Executive Director of the State Board of Elections. The county board shall submit its proposal in writing to the Executive Director. The Executive Director shall approve that proposal only if it finds all of the following:
(1) That the precinct has more registered voters than can adequately be accommodated by any single potential voting place available for the precinct.
(2) That no boundary line that complies with Article 12A of this Chapter can be identified that adequately divides the precinct.
(3) That the county board can account for, by street address number, the location of every registered voter in the precinct and fix that voter's residence with certainty on a map.
(4) That no more than three other precincts in the same county will have two voting places.
(5) That both voting places for the precinct would have adequate facilities for the elderly and disabled.
(6) That the proposal provides adequately for security against fraud.
(7) That the proposal does not unfairly favor or disfavor voters with regard to race or party affiliation.
The county board shall designate a full set of precinct officials, in the manner set forth in Article 5 of this Chapter, for each voting place designated for the precinct. (1999-426, s. 4(a); 2001-319, ss. 4(a), 4(b), 11.)
Last modified: March 23, 2014