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Governor Rick Scott Encourages Sheriffs to Watch for Violations During Recount

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With a recount beginning in Florida today, Governor Scott is encouraging every Florida Sheriff to watch for any violations and take appropriate action. Under Florida Statue 102.091, Sheriffs shall exercise strict vigilance in the detection of any violations of the election laws.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida’s Sheriffs selflessly serve our communities each day and are dedicated to protecting the safety and rights of all Floridians. I am urging every Sheriff in the State of Florida to watch for any violations during the recount process as outlined in Florida law.”

102.091 Duty of sheriff to watch for violations; appointment of special officers.—The sheriff shall exercise strict vigilance in the detection of any violations of the election laws and in apprehending the violators. The Governor may appoint special officers to investigate alleged violations of the election laws, when it is deemed necessary to see that violators of the election laws are apprehended and punished.

History.—s. 6, ch. 26870, 1951; s. 3, ch. 65-129.

 

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