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Be Safe - Get Those Voter Registration Forms in Within 10 Days

F.S. 97.0575 Third-Party Voter Registrations                 Rule 1S - 2.042

(eff. 12/2012)

A Third-Party Voter Registration Organization (3d PVRO) is any person, entity, or organization that solicits or collects any voter registration application, except:

A person who seeks only to register to vote or collect a voter registration application from that person’s spouse, child, or parent; or 
An employee or agent who registers or collects voter registration applications on behalf of the Division of Elections (hereinafter “Division”), Supervisor of Elections, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, or an official voter registration agency.

To become a 3dPVRO you must register with the Division of Elections prior to engaging in any voter registration activities. To register you must complete and submit the following form:
DS-DE 119, Third- Party Voter Registration Application

97.0575 Third Party Voter Registration(1)
(c) The names, permanent addresses, and temporary addresses, if any, of each registration agent registering persons to vote in this state on behalf of the organization.
(d) A sworn statement from each registration agent employed by or volunteering for the organization stating that the agent will obey all state laws and rules regarding the registration of voters. Such statement must be on a form containing notice of applicable penalties for false registration

Third- Party Voter Registration Applications shall be promptly delivered to the Division of Elections or the Supervisor of Elections within 10 Days after the applicant completes it or the next business day if the appropriate office is closed for that 10 Day period.
 
If a voter registration application collected by any 3dPVRO is not promptly delivered to the Division of Elections or the Supervisor of Elections, the 3dPVRO is liable for fines;

FINES:

  • A fine in the amount of $50 for each application received by the division or the supervisor of elections more than 10 days after the applicant delivered the completed voter registration application to the third party voter registration organization or any person, entity, or agent acting on its behalf or the next business day, if the office is closed. 
  • A fine in the amount of $250 for each application received if the third party voter registration organization or person, entity, or agency acting on its behalf acted willfully.A fine in the amount of $100 for each application collected by a third party voter registration organization or any person, entity, or agent acting on its behalf, before book closing for any given election for federal or state office and received by the division or the supervisor of elections after the book closing deadline for such election.  
  • A fine in the amount of $500 for each application received if the third party registration organization or person, entity, or agency acting on its behalf acted willfullyA fine in the amount of $500 for each application collected by a third party voter registration organization or any person, entity, or agent acting on its behalf, which is not submitted to the division or supervisor of elections.  A fine in the amount of $1,000 for any application not submitted if the third party voter registration organization or person, entity, or agency acting on its behalf acted willfully.
The aggregate fine which may be assessed against a third party voter registration organization, including affiliate organizations, for violations committed in a calendar year is $1,000.

For more information and to download all 3dPVRO forms go to the Division of Elections Website: http://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/third-party-voter-registration-organizations/.