An act relating to student voter education; encouraging
district school boards and county supervisors of elections
jointly to provide a program of voter education for high
school seniors; providing guidelines for the content of
the educational program; requiring that the program of
voter education be conducted during school hours;
providing an effective date.
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. (1) Each district school board and county
supervisor of elections shall cooperate to provide voter
education to high school students who are in grade 12. The voter
education shall be in the form of a presentation and is voluntary
for public high schools and nonpublic high schools. Each
supervisor of elections shall conduct the presentation for the
public high schools and, upon request, for the nonpublic high
(2) The voter education must include information
(a) How to register to vote and preregister.
(b) The operation of voting machines.
(c) How, when, and where to vote.
(d) The importance of voting.
(3) The voter-education program must provide students with
the opportunity, sufficient information, and sufficient time to
complete and hand in to the supervisor of elections applications
for voter registration.
(4) The voter-education program shall be conducted during
school hours each term of the school year in order to reach a
maximum number of students in the most effective and efficient
(5) A student may not be excluded from the voter-education
program due to an irregular class schedule, and students enrolled
in a magnet school must be provided voter education.
Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.