Recount laws in Florida

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Each state has its own series of recount laws. The separation of powers clause in the constitution has largely placed the responsibility for conducting on state governments. Here is a summary of the recount laws in Florida.Note: Before taking any action, or if you have any questions, contact your state election agency.

Florida voting equipment

Florida uses Direct Recording Electronic Method in its voting systems and do not require a Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail when conducting elections.

Florida recount procedures

The county canvassing board must file the county returns for the election of a federal or state officer with the Department of State immediately after certification of the election results. Returns must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on the 11th day following the general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Arkansas vote contest procedures

Any candidate, voter, or taxpayer may contest the certification of an election to the appropriate circuit court no later than midnight of the tenth day following the most recent certification by the state canvassing board.[1]


  1. Florida Statutes Annotated § 102.168.

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