Florida Senate - 2010 SB 524
By Senator Fasano
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to student voter education; providing
3 for a voter-education program; requiring that each
4 district school board and county supervisor of
5 elections jointly provide the program for high school
6 students who are eligible to register or preregister
7 to vote; requiring that such education consist of a
8 mandatory presentation made by the supervisor of
9 elections to public high school students who are
10 eligible to register or preregister to vote; requiring
11 that the presentation be made available to nonpublic
12 high schools upon request; providing guidelines for
13 the content of the program; requiring that the program
14 be conducted during school hours and at least once
15 each term of the school year; prohibiting the
16 exclusion of any student who is eligible to register
17 or preregister to vote; requiring that the voter
18 education program be provided to students enrolled in
19 a magnet school; providing an effective date.
21 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
23 Section 1. (1) Each district school board and county
24 supervisor of elections shall cooperate to provide voter
25 education to high school students who are eligible to register
26 or preregister to vote. The voter-education program shall
27 consist of a mandatory presentation to the students and be made
28 available to nonpublic high schools upon their request. Each
29 supervisor of elections shall conduct the presentation.
30 (2) The presentation must include information concerning:
31 (a) How to register to vote and preregister.
32 (b) The operation of voting machines.
33 (c) When and where to vote.
34 (d) The process of voting, including voter identification
36 (e) The importance of voting.
37 (3) The voter-education program must provide students with
38 sufficient information and time to complete and hand in to the
39 supervisor of elections applications for voter registration.
40 (4) The voter-education program shall be conducted during
41 school hours and at least once each term of the school year in
42 order to reach a maximum number of students in the most
43 effective and efficient manner.
44 (5) A student who is eligible to register or preregister to
45 vote may not be excluded from the voter-education program.
46 (6) The voter-education program must be provided to
47 students enrolled in a magnet school in accordance with this
49 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.